Divide the top of the portion by the bottom, multiply by 100 and include a "%" sign.

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## The Simplest technique is to use a Calculator

 Steps:Divide the height of the fraction by the bottom,Then main point the result by 100 and also read turn off the price !

### Example: What is 58 together a percent?

Get your calculator and type in "5 ÷ 8 =", the calculator should show 0.625

Then main point by 100 and your price is: 62.5%

(Remember to placed the "%" authorize so world know that is "per 100")

### Example: What is 58 together a percent?

Multiply 5 through 100first, then divide by 8

500 ÷ 8 = 62.5%

(Remember that "%" sign!)

## Or move the Decimal 2 Places

After dividing, rather of multiplying by 100 we have the right to just move the decimal allude 2 areas to the right, then include the %

### Example: transform 1/8 to a percentage

Divide 1 by 8:

1 ÷ 8 = 0.125

Move the decimal allude 2 locations to the right

Remember to include the "%" sign: 12.5%

## Another (Harder) Method

Percent means "per 100", so try to change the portion to ?100 form.

 Step 1: discover a number you can multiply the bottom the the fraction by to get 100. Step 2: main point both top and also bottom the the portion by the number. Step 3. Then create down simply the top number with the "%" sign.See more: Engines & Components For 1994 Ford Ranger Engine 2.3L 4-Cylinder

### Example 1: transform 34 come a Percent

Step 1: We have the right to multiply 4 by 25 to end up being 100

(why 25? since 100 divided by 4 is 25)

Step 2: main point top and also bottom by 25:

 ×25 34 = 75100 ×25

### Example 2: convert 316 to a Percent

Step 1: We need to multiply 16 by 6.25 to come to be 100

(why 6.25? since 100 separated by 16 is 6.25)

Step 2: main point top and bottom through 6.25:

 ×6.25 316 = 18.75100 ×6.25

## Yet one more Method: Proportions

Because a percent is in reality a ratio (parts per 100)wecanalso use Proportions to carry out the conversion.

First, put what friend know into this form:

Top the FractionBottom the Fraction = Percent100

Then deal with using "multiply throughout the known corners, division by the third number":

### Example: transform 316 come percent

Fill in what you know:

316 = Percent100

Multiply across the recognized corners, then division by the third number. The "known corners" are top left and bottom right:

Percent = (3 × 100) / 16= 300 / 16= 18.75%