Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - Percent - 6.2 Percents and Fractions - 6.2 Exercises: 47

Answer

$\frac{1}{2}$, 50%

Work Step by Step

We are given the decimal .5. To write .5 as a percentage, we must multiply by 100 and attach a percent sign to the end. $.5=(.5\times100)$%=50% 50%=$50\div100=\frac{50}{100}=\frac{50\div50}{100\div50}=\frac{1}{2}$ Therefore, $\frac{1}{2}=.5$=50%
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