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How can you turn 12.5% into a fraction?

How can you turn 12.5% into a fraction?

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"Step by step, you can convert the given percentage to fraction.

Step 1:

% means 100 so let the 12.5 be the numerator and 100 be the denominator. In other words,
divide the percentage by 100 to get a decimal number.

Step 2:

Use the quotient which is 0.125 as the numerator (top) of a fraction. Put a 1 in the denominator (bottom) of the fraction.

Step 3:

Convert the decimal to a whole number. Count how many places are to the right of the decimal. If you have 3 decimal places then multiply numerator and denominator by 1000.

Step 4:

Reduce the fraction to its lowest form. Find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of the numerator and denominator and reduce the fraction by dividing both numerator and denominator by the GCF.

GCF = 125

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