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    Fraction and Percentage

    Hi there

    I have some problems with fraction and percentage, can you please help me to find out. I found the answer on google, but there were a lot of different alternative ways to say fraction or percentage in a text, and I am not really good at math even in my language, so it just confuses me more. I started with a few here already,

    1% = one-hundredth
    10% = one-tenth
    20% = one-fifth
    25% = one-quarter
    30% = one third ??? not sure or a quarter ??
    40% =
    50% = fifty ? a fifth ?? or half ?
    70% =
    90% =

    And also, I am not sure if I can use like this

    Two times = Twice
    Three times = Three-fold
    Four times = Four-fold
    Five times = Five-fold
    Six times = Six-fold
    Seven times = Seven-fold
    ...
    Ten times = Ten-fold

    and so on...

    Thank you






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    Re: Fraction and Percentage

    We read percentages by saying the number followed by the word "percent". Thirty percent is neither a third nor a fourth. It's three tenths. (Twenty-five percent is a/one quarter or a/one fourth.)

    Fifty percent is a/one half.

    The adjective forms of your second list are twofold, threefold, sevenfold, tenfold, eighteenfold,​ etc. They don't need hyphens.
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    Re: Fraction and Percentage

    Quote Originally Posted by danghuynh88 View Post

    1% = one hundredth
    10% = one tenth
    20% = one fifth
    25% = one quarter
    30% = three tenths
    40% = two fifths
    50% = a half
    70% = seven tenths
    90% = nine tenths

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    Re: Fraction and Percentage

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The adjective forms of your second list are twofold, threefold, sevenfold, tenfold, eighteenfold,​ etc. They don't need hyphens.
    Yes, these words can work as adjectives (a tenfold increase) or as adverbs (to increase tenfold).

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    Re: Fraction and Percentage

    Quote Originally Posted by danghuynh88 View Post

    Two times = Twice
    Three times = Three-fold

    Since you mentioned 'twice', note that three times could also be phrased as 'thrice'.
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    Re: Fraction and Percentage

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Since you mentioned 'twice', note that three times could also be phrased as 'thrice'.
    danghuyn88 -- I don't advise you to use thrice. Stay with three times.

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    Re: Fraction and Percentage

    Unless you're quoting comedian/comic actor Frankie Howerd. In that case, "Nay, nay and thrice nay" is absolutely OK!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Fraction and Percentage

    I use these for report essay, thank you very much everyone !!!

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    Re: Fraction and Percentage

    1% = one-hundredth
    10% = one-tenth
    20% = one-fifth
    25% = one-quarter
    Why don't you say in words what is written in figures - one per cent, ten per cent, etc.?
    Numbers are better for comparison than fractions.
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    Re: Fraction and Percentage

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Why don't you say in words what is written in figures - one per cent, ten per cent, etc.?
    Numbers are better for comparison than fractions.
    Hi, of course, I do, but I just want to learn more about some alternative ways to express these fraction and percentage. I think that could help a report more accurate and appropriate.

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