Remember Randy? Here is the gummy worm dilemma once again.
Randy loves gummy worms. In looking at a package of gummy worms, he has figured out that 45% of the gummy worms in a bag are red ones.
"Look at the red ones," he told his friend Sasha.
"I like red ones too," Sasha commented.
"Yes, but only 45% of this bag are red," Randy explained.
Do you know how many worms that is out of 100?
In the last Concept, we wrote this percent as a fraction with a denominator of 100.
Now we can simplify this ratio.
This is what you will learn how to do in this Concept.
In the last Concept you saw how you can write a percent as a ratio. Well, remember that one of the ways of writing a ratio is to write it in fraction form. Fractions can be simplified. Therefore, we can write percents as fractions and reduce them to simplest form.
To write a percent as a fraction, we write the percent as a ratio with a denominator of 100. We can then write the fraction in simplest form, if possible.
Write 80% as a fraction in simplest form.
First, write the percent as a fraction with a denominator of 100.
Next, we can simplify this fraction. You can start by canceling a zero in the numerator and one in the denominator.