Convert the following fraction or mixed number to a percent. 1/8

## Convert the following fraction or mixed number to a percent. 1/8

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"per cent" is short for "per centum" which is Latin for "per hundred".

So (1/8)*(100/100) = (100/8)/100 is 100/8 per hundred = 12.5%

You can cross-multiply to convert fractions into percentages.

1 x

— = —

8 100

(100)1 = x(8)

100 = 8x

Isolate x by dividing both sides of the equation by 8.

100 8x

— = —

(8) (8)

100

— = x

8

Simplify.

12.5 = x

So one out of eight equals 12.5 out of a hundred, or

12.5 %

Here is another strategy.

1/8=1/(2*2*2)

Each 2 needs a 5 to make 10 because a terminating decimal can be written as a fraction whose denominator is a power of 10.

Multiply both numerator and denominator by 5*5*5 which equals 125.

1(125)/8(125)=125/1000=0.125

Move the decimal point two places to the right to get 12.5%

You can do what Kevin W. suggested; divide 1 by 8 and divide until the division stops or terminates. After that, as Kevin W. said, multiply by 100 or move the decimal point two places to the right and add the % symbol.

When dividing make sure that the numerator is on the inside of the division sign and the denominator is on the outside of the division sign.

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8l 1.000 Add zeroes as you divide until the division process stops. I added three zeroes because I knew the division process would stop after three divisions because of the three 2's.(1000 is the smallest power of 10 divisible by 8)

to convert a fraction to a percent simply divide the numerator by the denominator and multiply the answer by 100

1÷8 = 0.125

0.125 x 100= 12.5

so the answer is 12.5%

1/8 = 0.125 = 12.5%

In order to answer this you take 1 divided by 8 then multiply by 100. the answer should be less than 100 if you did it properly.

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