Convert the percentage to a fraction by placing the expression over . Percentage means ‘out of ‘.

Convert to an improper fraction.

A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.

Add and .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator.

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply and .

Multiply by .

Convert to a Fraction 87 1/2%