# How do you convert 3/20 to a percentage?

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Apr 19, 2017

First, convert it to a decimal by dividing it. Then, multiply the decimal by 100%.

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The first step is to change it into a decimal.

$\frac{3}{20} = 0.15$

You can think of decimals in a similar way to percentage.

1 = 100/100 = 100%, 0 = 0%, 0.5 =50/100= 50%

You will notice that $50 = 0.5 \times 100$, so that is what we will do to our decimal.

0.15 xx 100% =15%

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Apr 18, 2017

15%

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Remember this:

To convert a fraction or a number or a decimal, simply multiply it by 100% to get the answer in percentage

So,

3/20*color(blue)(100)%

3/cancel20^1*cancelcolor(blue)(100)^5%

15%

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3/20 color(red)(xx5/5) = 15/100 = 15%

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A percent is a value out of $100$, so one way to convert a fraction to a percent is to find an equivalent fraction with its denominator as $100$

$20$ can be multiplied by $5$ to make $100$.

3/20 color(red)(xx5/5) = 15/100 = 15%

Note that $\textcolor{red}{\times \frac{5}{5}}$ is the same as $\textcolor{red}{\times 1}$ , which means that the value of the fraction does not change, only what it looks like changes.

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