# How do you write 3/8 in percentage?

Nov 17, 2016

37.5%

#### Explanation:

3/8*100%=37.5%

Nov 17, 2016

3/8 = 37.5%

#### Explanation:

A fraction can be changed to a percent in different ways.

• Make an equivalent fraction with the denominator 100

" "3/8 xx 12.5/12.5 = 37.5/100 = 37.5%

• Divide the numerator by the denominator to get a decimal, then write as a fraction with a denominator of 100.
Two decimal places represent hundredths

" "3div 8 = 0.375 = 37.5/100 = 37.5%

• Multiply the fraction by 100%

" "3/8 xx 100% = 37.5%

Note than xx100% is the same as $\times 1$.

The value is not changed, only the way it is written.