The easiest and the way you cannot loose is to multiply the number by a fraction = to one.

for instance: 4/4 x 71 = 294/4 or 3/3 x 71 = 213/3 these are technically called fractions. And the fraction retains its past value of 71..I think this is what you are looking for.

If one divides 71 into 100 you get a fraction but it is not equivalent to 71, if the answer were multiplied by 100 you get 71%, but 71/100 cannot be simplified into a simpler fraction.

for instance: 4/4 x 71 = 294/4 or 3/3 x 71 = 213/3 these are technically called fractions. And the fraction retains its past value of 71..I think this is what you are looking for.

If one divides 71 into 100 you get a fraction but it is not equivalent to 71, if the answer were multiplied by 100 you get 71%, but 71/100 cannot be simplified into a simpler fraction.