Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 6 - Percent - 6.2 Percents and Fractions - 6.2 Exercises - Page 398: 54


$\frac{3}{8}$, .375

Work Step by Step

We are given the percent 37.5%. We know that 37.5%=$37.5\div100=(37.5\times10)\div(100\times10)=\frac{375}{1000}=\frac{375\div125}{1000\div125}=\frac{3}{8}$ To write 37.5% as a decimal, divide by 100 and drop the percent sign. $37.5\div100=.375$ Therefore, $\frac{3}{8}=.375$=37.5%.
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