How do you convert 3 7/12 into a decimal and percent?

1 Answer
May 25, 2018

Take the decimal of the fraction and add it to 3. From here, you can convert it into a percentage.


Basically, you would either have to memorize what #1/12# is (0.83333, with the 3 repeating) or you could plug it into a calculator. #7/12#, when you plug it into a calculator, gives you .58333333, with the 3 repeating. (I'm not sure what your teacher wants you to do rounding-wise.) So, your decimal would be: 3.583 (if you wish to show the repeating quality, add a line over the 3) and your percentage would be the decimal moved over twice to the right, so: 358.33%.
Hope this helps!