## Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

$\frac{21}{50}$
In order to write a percent as a fraction, we can drop the percent sign and then divide by 100. Next, we must simplify the resulting fraction to lowest terms. 42%=$42\div100=\frac{42}{100}=\frac{42\div2}{100\div2}=\frac{21}{50}$