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How do you convert 0.23 into a fraction and percent?

1 Answer
May 8, 2016

Answer:

Move the decimal two to the right, then place that number over 100. The numerator of this fraction is the percentage.

#0.23=23/100=23%#

Explanation:

When read out loud, 0.23 is "23 one hundredths". Mathematically:

#23*1/100#

Or,

#23/100#

Next, looking at the word "percent", it can be broken down into "per-" meaning "by", and "cent", meaning "100".

So a percent is simply whatever number is placed over 100. Hence,

#23/100# is really the same as 23%.