Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter R - Section R.3 - Decimals and Percents - Exercise Set: 89


As a decimal: $0.142$ As a fraction: $\frac{14.2}{100}$

Work Step by Step

To convert any percentage into a decimal divide by 100 (move the decimal two places to the left). 14.2% รท 100 = 0.142% Finally remove "%" sign next to the 0.142% โ†’ 0.142 To get the fraction write a fraction where the numerator is what the percentage was (remove the "%" sign), and the denominator is 100. $14.2$% $=\frac{14.2}{100}(=\frac{71}{500})$
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