Converting among decimals, fractions, and percents  Percents
Converting among decimals, fractions, and percents
In this section, we estimate percents as fractions and as decimals. When converting between percents, fractions, and decimals, we reference the place value system, first introduced in the previous section. For example, in the decimal number 0.34, we have 3 tenths and 4 hundredths, which can be expressed as, $\frac{3}{10}$+$\frac{4}{100}$. 0.34 can also be expressed as 30 hundredths and 4 hundredths, which can be written as $\frac{30}{100}$+$\frac{4}{100}$=$\frac{34}{100}$. We also discuss how "cent" in the word "percent" refers to "hundred"
. $\frac{34}{100}$ means 34 per 100 or 34 per cent. Along with the place value system, we use loading – strip models to convert between percents, fractions, and decimals.
Related Concepts
 Percents, fractions, and decimals
 Adding and multiplying percents
Lessons

a)
 what is a fraction?
 convert fractions to decimals
 convert decimals to fractions


1.
Fill in the blank below.

2.
Fill in the blank with the inequality >, < or = to make the statement true.

3.
There are 20 people in the room below. What percent of people are the following colours?

4.
The table shows the number of boys and girls in a school who play soccer.
Play soccer
Total population
Girls
64
510
Boys
128
500
Total
192
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