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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

Final answer

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