How do you convert -0.125 into a fraction and percent?

May 23, 2016

$- \frac{1}{8}$ and -12.5%

Explanation:

Well, first I'm going to begin with converting $- .125$ into a fraction.

Our first step is to change $- .125$ into $- \frac{125}{1000}$. From there, we just simplify it.
$- \frac{125}{1000}$ divided by $5$ gives us $- \frac{25}{200}$. Divide by $5$ again and we have $- \frac{5}{40}$. Once more, and we arrive at $- \frac{1}{8}$, which cannot be simplified further.

The next aspect of the question is to change $- .125$ into a percentage. Well, the conversion for that is quite simple. Take the value and multiply it by $100$. That moves the decimal point up two units, and gives you a percentage. For us, $- .125$ becomes -12.5%.