Note:
When using
a
percentage
calculation
to compare
two
numbers,
*any
real
number*
may be
used
(integers,
decimals,
or
fractions.
However,
both
numbers
must be
positive,
or both
numbers
must be
negative.

Compare
the
numbers
0.3013
and
5.1371
.

(1)
Divide
either
number by
the other
number,
then
(2)
multiply
by 100 to
convert
the result
to a %.
(3)
*If
both
numbers
are
positive*,
and the
resulting
percentage
is greater
than 100%,
the
numerator
is larger
than the
denominator.
*If
both
numbers
are
negative*
the
opposite
is true:
given the
same
results,
the
numerator
is smaller
than the
denominator.

(1)
Divide
one
number
by
the
other

(2)
Multiply
by
100.

(3)
Compare
the
result
to
100%.

1704.98%
is greater
than 100%.
Therefore
5.1371
is
greater
than
0.3013
.

5.1371
*
>*
0.3013

0.3013
is
less
than
5.1371
.

0.3013
*
<
*
5.1371