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Finding Percentages By Using the Fraction Method

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Grade 6 Ratios - 6.RP.A.3

What is the Fraction Method For Finding Percentages? Percentages mean per 100, and they are very commonly used all around the world. It is one of the most important concepts in mathematics that you will also use in your day-to-day life. Even though in some cases the percentages do exceed 100, but generally percentages are quantity out of 100. So, how do you calculate percentages? Well, you can find percentages by the fraction method. Example: Adam had 50 apples, and he sold 20 on sale day. What percentage of apples were left at his stall? In fraction method you use the following formula; (Quantity required)/(Total quantity) Here; 30 apples are left and the total quantity is 50. 30/50 Now, you simplify the fraction, and you will get 3/5. The last step is to multiply the simplified fraction with 100%, 3/5 × 100% = 300/5 = 60%. A selection of worksheets that help students learn how to determine percentage values by using the fraction technique.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

I literally use this skill at least twice a day. It helps that I live in a major city.

  • Homework 1 - Find the percentage of the following numbers using fraction method.
  • Homework 2 - Determine what percentage you are looking for of the integer.
  • Homework 3 - Convert the percentage to a fraction.

Practice Worksheets

If you decide to work in construction, this skill is your bread and butter.

  • Practice 1 - Multiply the numerator by the integer. And divide by the denominator .
  • Practice 2 - The fraction method tells us to put the percentage value over 100 and multiply the numerator by the given integer.
  • Practice 3 - We can use several different forms of math to solve these.

Math Skill Quizzes

Where do you see yourself in here.

  • Quiz 1 - Remember that a value of one is equivalent to one-hundred percent.
  • Quiz 2 - Where do you go with these values?