How to Convert a Fraction to a Percentage (Mathematics Lesson)
Converting a Fraction to a PercentageA fraction can be converted to a percentage.
How to Convert a Fraction to a PercentageConverting a fraction to a percentage is easy. Divide the top number of the fraction by the bottom number of the fraction and then multiply by 100%.
An Example QuestionWhat is 1/5 as a percentage?
1 ÷ 5 = 0.2
0.2 × 100% = 20%Don't forget: a percentage has a % ("percent") sign after it.
1/5 converted to a percentage is 20%.
How to Convert a Fraction to a Percentage Using a FormulaTo convert a fraction to a percentage you have to multiply the fraction by 100%.
The method for calculating this formula is exactly the same as in the example above.
This formula finds the fraction of 100%. It is a special case of finding the fraction of a number, where the number is 100%.
Read more about finding the fraction of a number
A Real Example of How to Convert a Fraction to a PercentageThe slider below gives another example of converting a fraction to a percentage.
Here's a second test on converting a fraction to a percentage.
Here's a third test on converting a fraction to a percentage.
What Is a Fraction?A fraction is a part of a whole number.
Fractions consist of a numerator and a denominator.
The denominator tells you how many equal parts the whole is divided into, and the numerator tells you how many of these parts there are.
What Is a Percentage?A percentage expresses a part of a whole number as parts out of 100.
"Per cent" means "per 100" or "out of 100".
A percentage is shown by the symbol %.