5/150 is 3.333333333333333% as a percent

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 5/150 means 3.333333333333333 %.

** Steps:**

First divide 5 by 150: 5 ÷ 150 = 0.03333333333333333

Then multiply by 100: 0.03333333333333333 × 100 = 3.333333333333333

Answer:
\frac{5}{150}
= **3.333333333333333%**

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

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

Multiply 5 by 100 first, then divide by 150

500 ÷ 150 = 3.3333333333333335

Answer:
\frac{5}{150}
= **3.3333333333333335%**

(Remember that "%" sign!)

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 %

First divide 5 by 150:

5 ÷ 150 = 0.03333333333333333

Move the decimal point 2 places to the right

2 places

Remember to add the "%" sign: 3.333333333333333%

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

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