I just don't understand how my math book came up with the answer of 147/1250. I have tried every way I could and still came up with a decimal and not a fraction at all.
If you're still wondering how to come up with
11.76% = 0.1176
Divide it by 1. You don't need to write this step down. It just shows you how it works.
0.1176 = 0.1176
Multiply both the numerator and denominator by 10 until both numbers are integers. This is the same as shifting the decimal point to right 4 times.
0.1176 = 0.1176 = 1176
Now it's a normal fraction.
Simplify the fraction and you're done.