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What is 100/72 as a percent?

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Solution: 100/72 as a percent is 138.889% Methods Method 1 – Converting 100/72 Into a Percentage: First, let’s go over what a fraction represents. The number above the line is called the numerator, while the number below the line is called the denominator. The fraction shows how many portions of the number there are, in relation to how many would make up the whole. For instance, in the fraction 100/72, we could say that the value is 100 portions, out of a possible 72 portions to make up the whole. For percentages, the difference is that we want to know how many portions there are if there are 100 portions possible. “Percent” means “per hundred”. For example, if we look at the percentage 25%, that means we have 25 portions of the possible 100 portions. Re-writing this in fraction form, we see 25/100. The first step in converting a fraction to a percentage is to adjust the fraction so that the denominator is 100. To do this, you first divide 100 by the denominator: 100 72 = 1.389 \frac{100}{72} = 1.389 72 100 ​ = 1.389 We can then adjust the whole fraction using this number, like so: 100 ∗ 1.389 72 ∗ 1.389 = 138.889 100 \frac{100*1.389}{72*1.389} = \frac{138.889}{100} 72 ∗ 1.389 100 ∗ 1.389 ​ = 100 138.889 ​ Reading this as a fraction, we can say that we have 138.889 portions of a possible 100 portions. Re-writing this as a percentage, we can see that 100/72 as a percentage is 138.889% Method 2 – Converting 100/72 Into a Percentage Using Decimals: Another way we can convert 100/72 into a percentage is to first convert 100/72 into a decimal. We can do this by simply dividing the numerator by the denominator: 100 72 = 1.389 \frac{100}{72} = 1.389 72 100 ​ = 1.389 Once we have the answer, we can multiply the new decimal by 100 to get the percentage: 1.389 × 100 = 138.889 As you can see, we get the same answer as the first method and find that 100/72 as a percentage is 138.889%. Now you know of two different ways to convert 100/72 into a percentage! While converting using a decimal takes fewer steps, you first need to master converting fractions into decimals. Try out both methods and see which one works best for you! Practice more percentage problems! Practice makes perfect so why not check out some of other problems where you can convert a fraction to a percentage? What is 15/80 as a percent? What is 33/62 as a percent? What is 85/93 as a percent? What is 46/71 as a percent? What is 32/12 as a percent?