# Lesson 9.1 Percents And Fractions Math Worksheet

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Percents and Fractions
Now
B E F O R E
W H Y ?
You multiplied fractions and
You’ll use a fraction to find
So you can write a percent for a
whole numbers.
the percent of a number.
movie category, as in Ex. 40.
In the Real World
In October of 2001, 16 of
Word Watch
Tennis
the top 100 women’s tennis players
percent, p. 415
were from the United States. What
percent of the players were not
from the United States? You’ll find
The word percent means “per hundred.”
A
percent
is a ratio whose denominator
is 100. The symbol for percent is %.
Understanding Percent
The model at the right has 16 out of
16 percent
100 squares shaded. You can say that
16 percent of the squares are shaded.
Numbers You can write 16 percent as
1
6
or as 16%.
1
0
0
p
Algebra You can write p percent as
1
00
or as p%.
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Writing Percents as Fractions
E X A M P L E
Write the percent as a fraction.
a. 37%
b. 50%
Solution
3
7
5
0
1
a. 37%
b. 50%
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
Y
Write the percent as a fraction in simplest form.
our turn now
1. 24%
2. 55%
3. 87%
4. 12%
415
Lesson 9.1
Percents and Fractions