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)

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