Extra Examples: Converting Percents

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Taught by MrHansen
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, students learn how to convert percents into fractions and decimals, and vice versa. The teacher emphasizes the importance of dividing to convert fractions to percents and moving the decimal point to convert percents to decimals. Students are given three examples to practice their skills, including one where they must convert a percent into a fraction. By the end of the lesson, students are equipped with the tools needed to quickly and accurately convert between these important mathematical concepts.

Lesson Description:

Examples showcasing the conversion of percents to fractions, and vice versa.

Courtesy of Mr. Hansen of www.mrhansen.net.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How can you convert difficult fractions to percents?
  • How can you change 3/8 to a percent by converting it to a decimal first?
  • How can you change a fraction into a percent if the denominator does not go into 100 evenly?
  • What does it mean if the numerator of a fraction is smaller than the denominator?
  • How can you change a decimal to a percent by moving the decimal point?
  • How can you change 1/16 to a percent?
  • How can you change 17.5% to a fraction by changing it to a decimal first?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson takes on some more difficult fractions and changes them to percents. The denominator of these fractions do not go into 100 as easily, and therefore they are more troublesome. These fractions are again converted to decimals first, and the hundredths place is examined to determine the percent. The idea of moving the decimal point two places to change a decimal to a percent is introduced as well. A percent is also converted to a fraction in this video.