## anonymous 3 years ago 5 2/5 write the fraction as a percent.

1. brinazarski

Okay, so first- do you know how to turn a regular fraction into a percent?

2. anonymous

No.

3. anonymous

$5\frac{ 2 }{ 5 }=\frac{ 5*5+2 }{ 5 }=\frac{ 25+2 }{ 5 }=\frac{ 27 }{ 5 }$

4. brinazarski

You divide the numerator by the denominator, and then you multiply that by a 100.

5. brinazarski

Do you understand what itsmylife just did?

6. anonymous

Yes. I just did that..it came to 40. but its not a choice

7. brinazarski

The answer is not 40... what do you get when you divide 27 by 5?

8. anonymous

5.4

9. brinazarski

Now the fraction is in decimal form, so multiply that by a 100 and you'll have your percentage!

10. anonymous

Thank you!! :D

11. brinazarski

You're welcome :)