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**In the video clip the answer to 5/8 together a percent is 67.5%. This is incorrect.**

**The correct answer is 62.5%**.

A percent is a proportion (fraction) whose denominator is 100.

To convert a fraction to percent form, form a relationship by setting the fraction equal to

and solve because that P.* Example*:

Write 5/8 in percent form.

* Solution*: set the fraction equal to P/100 and solve because that P:

Solve by setting cross products equal to every other.

500 = 8P

Divide through 8:

P =

= 62.55/8 = 62.5%

** To transform from percent form to portion form: **

Drop the percent sign and also place the value over 100. Then leveling the fraction.

* Example*:

Write 55% in fraction form.

* Solution*:

55% =

Reduce the fraction:

Rewrite in percent form.

a. 6%

b. 6.25%

c. 24%

d. 25%

Write 18% in reduced portion form.

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