(2 1/2)% is equal to what fraction?

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hala718 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I believe that you need to convert the percentage to a fraction?

We know that 1% = 1/100

==> 2 1/2 % = (2 1/2)*(1/100)

                      = (5/2)*(1/100)

                       = 5/200

                        = 1/40.

neela | Student

2 1/2 % = ?

2 1/2% = 2.5%.

 = 2.5/2*100 an equivalent  fraction by definition of percentage.

 = 2.5*2/(100*2), is the eqivalent fraction, where numerator and denominator are multiplied by the same number 2 to get an integral form of numerator and denominator.

=5/200

=(5*1/5)/(200*1/5). Numerator and denomonators are multiplied by (1/5) to get the equivalent form of fraction p/q where p and q are in their least integral form.

=1/40