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