Changing a Fraction to a Percentage (or a Decimal)

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Step 1: Multiply the fraction by 100.

Step 2: Divide the new numerator by the denominator.

Example: Change 6/17 to a percentage.

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rounding the answer to the nearest whole number. So 6/17 = 35%.

By the way, if you want to just convert the fraction to a decimal, don't bother multiplying the numerator by 100. So, in our example, 6/17 = 0.35 if we round our answer to 2 decimals.