# How do you convert 3/20 into a decimal and percent?

Feb 15, 2017

0.15 and 15%

#### Explanation:

Divide the numerator by the denominator to change to a decimal. Then multiply the decimal by 100% to change to a percent.

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

 0.15 xx 100% = 15%

Percent is parts per hundred so the numerator of a number with 100 as the denominator is the percent .

$\frac{3}{20} \times \frac{5}{5} = \frac{15}{100}$ so

3/20 = 15%