What is the method for finding out what percent one fraction is of another fraction. For instance 4/5 is what percent of 1/9?
I am in the 4th grade.Hi,
Start by trying the same question with whole numbers rather than fractions. For example 20 is what percent of 50? I would do this in two stepsFirst
The first step is
where is a fraction.
You can make the equation above true by taking the fraction to be 20/50 = 2/5. Thus
The second step is to change 2/5 to a percent. But a percent is just a fraction with 100 in the denominator so the second step is to complete the equation
5 times 20 is 100 thus multiply 2 times 20 to get 40. Hence
Now try fractions.
This time is 3/10.
Your problem was
(4/5 is larger than 1/9 so the answer will be more than 100%.) Try it. I got