In the following practice questions, you start by converting a percentage to a fraction and then simplify the result, and then you have to convert a mixed fraction to a percent.

## Practice questions

- Which of the following is 42 percent in simplest fraction form?
- Which of the following is
expressed as a percent?

## Answers and explanations

- The correct answer is Choice
**(C).**First, write the percent as the fraction it represents. Remember that percent means "hundredths":

Then simplify the fraction by dividing the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, which is 2:

- The correct answer is Choice
**(E).**The first step is to write the mixed number as an improper fraction:

The next step is to write the improper fraction as a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator:

From decimal form, you can convert to percent form by moving the decimal two places to the right and putting a percent sign after the result. Remember that after the last nonzero digit after a decimal point, you can add as many zeros as you need to.