# N11

QUESTION: Write the following fraction as a decimal and a percentage

$\dfrac{5}{8}$

ANSWER: Firstly, we we know that $\dfrac{1}{4} = 25\%$, so $\dfrac{1}{8}= 12.5\%$

Now we need to work out $\dfrac{5}{8}= 12.5\% \times 5 = 62.5\%$

Last we need to convert $62.5\%$ into a decimal. We do this by dividing by 100.

$62.5 \div 100 = 0.625$

$\dfrac{5}{8} = 62.5\% = 0.625$