So, what happens when you can't make the denominator a pretty power of 10?
Well, we just use long division and do a little rounding. Let's just make our answers go to one decimal point.
Let's try one:
|Convert||to a percent:|
First, we use long division to convert the fraction to a decimal...
Just like we thought, it's giving a repeating decimal:
So, we can give our answer as
Or we can round off and approximate the answer as
Notice that I used a wavy equals for "approximately equal!"