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the flecher family constributed 1/5 of money needed to sponsor a little league team . wich presents the portion of money they constributed


a.10%
b.20%
c.25%
d.50%
e.not here

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Nov 28, 2010
Convert Fraction to Percent
by: Staff

The question:

by Melissa
(FL)


the flecher family constributed 1/5 of money needed to sponsor a little league team . wich presents the portion of money they constributed


a.10%
b.20%
c.25%
d.50%
e.not here

The answer:

To answer this question, the fraction 1/5 simply needs to be converted to a percent.

To convert this fraction to a percent:

1. Convert the fraction to a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator
2. Multiply the decimal by 100

That’s all there is to it.

For this problem:

To convert 1/5 to a decimal, divide the number 1 by the number 5

1/5 = 0.2

To convert the 0.2 to a percentage, multiply the 0.2 by the number 100

0.2 * 100 = 20 %

The final answer is 20%, choice “b”

For your information, what I have shown you above is just an abbreviated version of the following proportion:

1 is to 5 as UNKNOWN % is to 100%

1/5 = x/100

Solving for x

X = (1/5) * 100

(1/5) * 100 = 20





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