How to Change 1/16 to a Percent

By Racquel Ward

Percents are always out of 100. Learn how to change 1/16 to a percent with help from a learning specialist with a master's degree in general and special education in this free video clip.

Transcript

Hi. I'm Rachael Ward. I'm a learning specialist. And today I'm going to show you how to change 1/16 to 8 percent. Percents are always out of 100. So step one is to make an equivalent fraction out of 100. Step two is to divide the denominators. So we have 100 divided by 16. It goes 16, 32,48,64,80, 96, giving us a sum of 6. Step three is to multiply the sum by the numerator. 1 times 6 is 6. So we have 6 out of 100, giving us 6 percent.

About the Author

Racquel Ward is a learning specialist with a master's degree in general and special education.