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What percent is equivalent to 0.0025?

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What percent is equivalent to 0.0025? [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2017, 17:17
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What percent is equivalent to 0.0025?

A. \(\frac{1}{25}%\)
B. \(\frac{1}{5}%\)
C. \(\frac{1}{4}%\)
D. \(4%\)
E. \(5%\)

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Re: What percent is equivalent to 0.0025? [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2017, 17:20
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Explanation

Convert 0.0025 to a percent by sliding the decimal point two places to the right: 0.25%. Then convert 0.25 to a fraction to get \(\frac{1}{4}%\).

Hence option C is correct.
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Re: What percent is equivalent to 0.0025? [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2017, 17:02
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sandy wrote:
What percent is equivalent to 0.0025?

A. \(\frac{1}{25}%\)
B. \(\frac{1}{5}%\)
C. \(\frac{1}{4}%\)
D. \(4%\)
E. \(5%\)


Aside: it's super easy to convert a fraction to a percent if the fraction's denominator is 100.
For example, 19/100 = 19%, 55/100 = 55% and 213/100 = 213%

So....
0.0025 = 25/10,000
Take 25/10,000 and divide numerator and denominator by 100 to get: 0.25/100
0.25/100 = 0.25% = 1/4 %
Answer: C
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