8.5%

Convert the percentage to a fraction by placing the expression over 100. Percentage means ‘out of 100’.

8.5100

Convert the decimal number to a fraction by shifting the decimal point in both the numerator and denominator. Since there is 1 number to the right of the decimal point, move the decimal point 1 place to the right.

851000

Factor 5 out of 85.

5(17)1000

Cancel the common factors.

Factor 5 out of 1000.

5⋅175⋅200

Cancel the common factor.

5⋅175⋅200

Rewrite the expression.

17200

17200

17200

Convert to a Fraction 8.5%