# How do you convert 3/5 into a percent and decimal?

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#### Explanation:

To convert a fraction into decimal, it is always better to look at denominator first. If denominator has only

In the instant case as denominator is

Hence

To convert the fraction to percent, one needs to just multiply it by

As

Another way of looking at it

#### Explanation:

Consider

The top number (numerator) is the count and the bottom number (denominator) is the size indicator of what you are counting.

So for

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We need to change the size indicator into 1.

To change 5 into 1 we divide it by 5.

What we do to the bottom we do to the top so that the inherent value does not change. Just the way it looks.

We do not normally write the 1 so instead of

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Percentage just means the count of how many out of 100 do you have.

So in this case the size indicator (denominator) needs to be 100

So we have to change the 5 in

We do this by multiplying by 20

What we do to the bottom we do to the top

But another way of writing