# How do you write the decimal and percent for 8/9?

Nov 10, 2016

$\frac{8}{9} = 0. \overline{8} \approx 0.889 \approx 0.89$

8/9 = 88 8/9% ~~ 88.89% ~~88.9%

#### Explanation:

To change this fraction into a decimal you have to divide the numerator by the denominator...

$\frac{8}{9} = 8 \div 9 = 0.888888 \ldots . .$ it is a recurring decimal.

This can be written as $0. \overline{8}$, but can also be shown as
$0.89 \text{ or } 0.889$

As a percent it can be given as 88.9% or 88.89%

As it is a recurring decimal, it is necessary to round the answer.

A better form of the answer for a percent is:

88 8/9%

This is not rounded at all so it is exact.