## meilendurcer 2 years ago Write the fraction as a percent. If necessary, round to the nearest tenth of a percent. 5 2/5 A. 540% B. 5.4% C. 5.38% D. 534%

1. Sunshine447

write the fraction in words. ex. 1 1/2 would be one and one half

2. meilendurcer

5.4?

3. Sunshine447

@meilendurcer do you understand how? or do you want me to help you do it?

4. meilendurcer

help me with it

5. Sunshine447

in words. You would write it as five and two fifths. You just write it as you would pronounce it.

6. Sunshine447

Anything to the left side of the "and" is a whole number. Anything to the right side of the "and" is a decimal.

7. meilendurcer

Ok i get it so far

8. Sunshine447

So, you have 5 as a whole number and 2/5 as a decimal. To get 2/5 as a decimal, you divide 2/5. You should get 0.4

9. Sunshine447

okay?

10. meilendurcer

i did

11. Sunshine447

now solve 0.4/100 because you want it to be a percent

12. Sunshine447

what do you get when you solve 0.4/100 (you can use a calculator)

13. meilendurcer

0.004

14. Sunshine447

Now move the decimal two places to the right

15. Sunshine447

16. Sunshine447

I was showing you the full steps. You should get .4 again, and that equals 40%

17. Sunshine447

WAIT NOT 40% its 4% sorry typo

18. Sunshine447

so since your whole number is 5 and you now have 0.4, combine them to get......?

19. Sunshine447

5.4% because you add 5 to .4 and you get 5.4%! okay? Do you want me to cover anything else?