5 out of 8 is what percent?
Converting a fraction to percent means converting the whole part into 100 and find how many are considered out of 100.
Answer: 5 out of 8 can be written as 5/8 and equals to 62.5%.
Let's understand the conversion of a fraction to a percentage.
5 out of 8 can be written as 5/8
To find the percent for this fraction, we have to find the number of parts that would be shaded out of 100.
To convert a fraction to percent, we multiply it by 100/100.
As 100/100 = 1, multiplying 5/8 by 100/100 doesn't change its value.
5/8 = 5/8 × 100/100 = 5/8 × 100 %
= 500/8 %
= 62.5 %
In short, to convert a fraction to percent, multiply the given fraction by the number 100 followed by the symbol %.