Ellie Please explain how a percentage like 83.3% is changed into a fractions. The answer given is 5/6 and I changed 83.3% to a regular decimal of .833, which would be 833/1000. How do they get 5/6 from that? HELP Thank you. Ellie Hopf Hi Ellie,The given "answer" is incorrect  .833 does NOT equal 5/6. Should anybody disagree with you, just offer that person the following deal: You will come out $333.33 ahead. If you want to write 5/6 as a percentage, you can write it 83.33...% (where the three dots mean "and so on"); the same thing is often written as where a bar over the last 3 that means that the 3 is repeated forever. Cheers,Chris
