What is 3/8 as a percent?


3/8 is 37.5% as a percent

How to convert fractions as percent

What Are Percentage?

Percent is derived from Latin word "per centum" which means "by a hundred". Percent can be thought of a fraction where denominator is always 100, and we add % sign to the fraction. For example, fraction 3/8 means 37.5 %.

Method 1 to convert 3/8 as a percent ?

Steps:

  • Divide the top of the fraction by the bottom,
  • Then multiply the result by 100 and read off the answer !
  • Example: Convert 3 8 as a percent?

    First divide 3 by 8: 3 ÷ 8 = 0.375

    Then multiply by 100: 0.375 × 100 = 37.5

    Answer: 3 8 = 37.5%

    (Remember to put the "%" sign so people know it is "per 100")

    Method 2 to convert 3/8 as a percent ?

    OR you can multiply the top by 100 first then divide by the bottom number:

    Example: Convert 3 8 as a percent?

    Multiply 3 by 100 first, then divide by 8

    300 ÷ 8 = 37.5

    Answer: 3 8 = 37.5%

    (Remember that "%" sign!)

    Method 3 to convert 3/8 as a percent ?

    Or Move the Decimal 2 Places

    After dividing, instead of multiplying by 100 we can just move the decimal point 2 places to the right, then add the %

    Example: Convert 3 8 as a percent?

    First divide 3 by 8:

    3 ÷ 8 = 0.375

    Move the decimal point 2 places to the right

    0.375%
    0.375%

    2 places

    37.5%

    Remember to add the "%" sign: 37.5%

    Example of fractions in real life - 1

    Lets say in a maths test, you score 19 marks out of 20, it means you scored 95%.

    Example of fractions in real life - 2

    Lets say in a school with 250 students, 100 are boys, it means that the percentage of boys in school is 40 %

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