# How do you convert 3/50 to decimal and percentage?

May 22, 2016

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

A decimal is any fraction which denominator is a power of $10$. So to convert a fraction to a decimal you look for a number to which you can expand or reduce the fraction.

$\frac{3}{50}$ can easily be converted to a fraction with the denominator of $100$.

$\frac{3}{50} = \frac{3 \cdot \textcolor{red}{2}}{50 \cdot \textcolor{red}{2}} = \frac{6}{100}$

This fraction can easily be written as a decimal or percentage:

6/100=0.06=6%