## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

$38\frac{1}{2}$
To rewrite a percent as a decimal, move the decimal 2 places to the left. 38.5%=0.385 In 38.5, the 5 is in the tenths position, so $38.5=38\frac{5}{10}=38\frac{5\div5}{10\div5}=38\frac{1}{2}$