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# What is 97/35 as a percent?

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Solution: 97/35 as a percent is 277.143%
Methods
Method 1 – Converting 97/35 Into a Percentage:
First, let’s go over what a fraction represents. The number above the line is called the numerator, while the number below the line is called the denominator. The fraction shows how many portions of the number there are, in relation to how many would make up the whole. For instance, in the fraction 97/35, we could say that the value is 97 portions, out of a possible 35 portions to make up the whole.
For percentages, the difference is that we want to know how many portions there are if there are 100 portions possible. “Percent” means “per hundred”. For example, if we look at the percentage 25%, that means we have 25 portions of the possible 100 portions. Re-writing this in fraction form, we see 25/100.
The first step in converting a fraction to a percentage is to adjust the fraction so that the denominator is 100. To do this, you first divide 100 by the denominator:
100
35
=
2.857
\frac{100}{35} = 2.857
35 100 = 2.857
We can then adjust the whole fraction using this number, like so:
97
∗
2.857
35
∗
2.857
=
277.143
100
\frac{97*2.857}{35*2.857} = \frac{277.143}{100}
35 ∗ 2.857 97 ∗ 2.857 = 100 277.143
Reading this as a fraction, we can say that we have 277.143 portions of a possible 100 portions.
Re-writing this as a percentage, we can see that 97/35 as a percentage is 277.143%
Method 2 – Converting 97/35 Into a Percentage Using Decimals:
Another way we can convert 97/35 into a percentage is to first convert 97/35 into a decimal. We can do this by simply dividing the numerator by the denominator:
97
35
=
2.771
\frac{97}{35} = 2.771
35 97 = 2.771
Once we have the answer, we can multiply the new decimal by 100 to get the percentage:
2.771 × 100 = 277.143
As you can see, we get the same answer as the first method and find that 97/35 as a percentage is 277.143%.
Now you know of two different ways to convert 97/35 into a percentage! While converting using a decimal takes fewer steps, you first need to master converting fractions into decimals. Try out both methods and see which one works best for you!
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