FRAME 7.

The third form of ratio to be discussed is the PERCENTAGE. It is similar to a decimal. To

make a percentage, you would move the decimal point two places to the right by multiplying

by 100. For example, the decimal relating 1,000 officer students to 4,000 total students was

.25 to 1 or simply .25. The percentage in this case would be 25 percent. Note that the

decimal point is simply moved two places to the right (.25.) and the "percent" symbol is

added. It is still a ratio: 25% (officers) to 100% (total students). However, as with a decimal,

the "to 100l is understood and left off. The symbol "%" may be used instead of writing the

word percent.

QUESTION:

How would you express the following fractions and decimals as percentages?

A.

1=

2

B.

3=

4

C. 6.3=

D. 5 =

8

E.

.856 =

F.

.1 =

G. 3.46 =

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