42%÷3486

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

42÷3486100

To divide by a fraction, multiply by its reciprocal.

42(1003486)

Cancel the common factor of 42.

Factor 42 out of 3486.

4210042(83)

Cancel the common factor.

4210042⋅83

Rewrite the expression.

10083

10083

10083

Convert the fraction to a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator.

0.00012048…

Convert to a Decimal (42%)÷3486