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What is 18/46 as a percent?

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Solution: 18/46 as a percent is 39.13% Methods Method 1 – Converting 18/46 Into a Percentage: First, let’s go over what a fraction represents. The number above the line is called the numerator, while the number below the line is called the denominator. The fraction shows how many portions of the number there are, in relation to how many would make up the whole. For instance, in the fraction 18/46, we could say that the value is 18 portions, out of a possible 46 portions to make up the whole. For percentages, the difference is that we want to know how many portions there are if there are 100 portions possible. “Percent” means “per hundred”. For example, if we look at the percentage 25%, that means we have 25 portions of the possible 100 portions. Re-writing this in fraction form, we see 25/100. The first step in converting a fraction to a percentage is to adjust the fraction so that the denominator is 100. To do this, you first divide 100 by the denominator: 100 46 = 2.174 \frac{100}{46} = 2.174 46 100 ​ = 2.174 We can then adjust the whole fraction using this number, like so: 18 ∗ 2.174 46 ∗ 2.174 = 39.13 100 \frac{18*2.174}{46*2.174} = \frac{39.13}{100} 46 ∗ 2.174 18 ∗ 2.174 ​ = 100 39.13 ​ Reading this as a fraction, we can say that we have 39.13 portions of a possible 100 portions. Re-writing this as a percentage, we can see that 18/46 as a percentage is 39.13% Method 2 – Converting 18/46 Into a Percentage Using Decimals: Another way we can convert 18/46 into a percentage is to first convert 18/46 into a decimal. We can do this by simply dividing the numerator by the denominator: 18 46 = 0.391 \frac{18}{46} = 0.391 46 18 ​ = 0.391 Once we have the answer, we can multiply the new decimal by 100 to get the percentage: 0.391 × 100 = 39.13 As you can see, we get the same answer as the first method and find that 18/46 as a percentage is 39.13%. Now you know of two different ways to convert 18/46 into a percentage! While converting using a decimal takes fewer steps, you first need to master converting fractions into decimals. Try out both methods and see which one works best for you! Practice more percentage problems! Practice makes perfect so why not check out some of other problems where you can convert a fraction to a percentage? What is 66/22 as a percent? What is 91/63 as a percent? What is 15/60 as a percent? What is 68/11 as a percent? What is 69/90 as a percent?