Percentages, Fractions, and Decimal Values

# How are fractions decimals and percentages related?

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###### Asked in Percentages, Fractions, and Decimal Values

### When dealing with percentages can a decimal be involved?

percentage is a fraction of 1 with a denominator of 100, eg 45 %
is 45 / 100 or 0.45 in decimal
you can interchange the values of percentages, decimals and
fractions, each is just a more convinient way of saying the same
thing, percentages tend to be in the money world, straight decimals
are for arithmetic and generally fractions are pre decimal

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### How does a nurse use decimals?

A strong working understanding of fractions and decimals is
essential for nurses. They must be familiar enough with fractions
and decimals to quickly and accurately divide, multiply, add and
subtract dosages as well as convert fractions to decimals and vice
versa. Conceptual understating of fractions and decimals is
essential since half doses, extra doses and time-delayed dosages
must be calculated correctly. Nurses also need to know how to
convert fractions and decimals to percentages in order to explain
medication instructions accurately and easily to their
patients.
Read more about how math is related to nursing at the link I
provided below.