**Divide the top of the fraction by the bottom, multiply by 100 and add a "%" sign.You are watching: 1/16 to percent**

## The Simplest Method is to Use a Calculator

Steps: Divide the top of the fraction by the bottom,Then multiply the result by 100 and read off the answer ! |

### Example: What is *5***8** as a percent?

Get your calculator and type in "5 ÷ 8 =", the calculator should show **0.625**

Then multiply by 100 and your answer is: **62.5%**

(Remember to put the "%" sign so people know it is "per 100")

### Example: What is *5***8** as a percent?

Multiply 5 by 100first, then divide by 8

500 ÷ 8 = 62.5%

(Remember that "%" sign!)

## Or Move the Decimal 2 Places

After dividing, instead of multiplying by 100 we can just **move the decimal point 2 places to the right**, then add the %

### Example: Convert 1/8 to a percentage

Divide 1 by 8:

1 ÷ 8 = 0.125

Move the decimal point **2 places to the right**

Remember to add the "%" sign: **12.5%**

## Another (Harder) Method

Percent means "per 100", so try to change the fraction to*?*

**100**form.

### Follow these steps:

Step 1: Find a number you can multiply the bottom of the fraction by to get 100. |

Step 2: Multiply both top and bottom of the fraction by that number. |

Step 3. Then write down just the top number with the "%" sign. See more: ( Heap 2016-2017 - Heap Applications Available To Rockland Residents |

### Example 1: Convert *3***4** to a Percent

Step 1: We can multiply 4 by **25** to become 100

(why 25? because 100 divided by 4 is 25)

Step 2: Multiply top and bottom by 25:

×25 | ||

34 | = | 75100 |

×25 |

### Example 2: Convert *3***16** to a Percent

Step 1: We have to multiply 16 by 6.25 to become 100

(why 6.25? because 100 divided by 16 is 6.25)

Step 2: Multiply top and bottom by 6.25:

×6.25 | ||

316 | = | 18.75100 |

×6.25 |

## Yet Another Method: Proportions

Because a percent is actually a ratio (parts per 100)wecanalso use Proportions to do the conversion.

First, put what you know into this form:

*Top of Fraction***Bottom of Fraction** = *Percent***100**

Then solve using **"multiply across the known corners, divide by the third number"**:

### Example: Convert *3***16** to percent

Fill in what you know:

*3***16** = *Percent***100**

Multiply across the known corners, then divide by the third number. The "known corners" are top left and bottom right:

Percent = (3 × 100) / 16**= 300 / 16= 18.75%**

### Answer: *3***16** is **18.75%** (same answer as the previous example!)

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