How to Convert Fractions
Converting FractionsA fraction can be converted to a decimal or a percentage.
1/5 (one-fifth) can be converted to 0.2 (a decimal) or 20% (a percentage).
How to Convert a Fraction to a DecimalA fraction can be converted to a decimal.
An Example QuestionWhat is ¼ as a decimal?
1 ÷ 4 = 0.25¼ converted to a decimal is 0.25.
How to Convert a Fraction to a PercentageA fraction can be converted to a percentage.
An Example QuestionWhat is ¼ as a percentage?
1 ÷ 4 = 0.25
0.25 × 100% = 25%Don't forget: a percentage has a % ("percent") sign after it.
¼ converted to a percentage is 25%.
A Real Example of How to Convert FractionsThe slider below gives another example of converting fractions to decimals and percentages.
Here's a second test on converting fractions.
Here's a third test on converting fractions.
Fractions, Decimals and PercentagesA fraction is a part of a whole.
Decimals and percentages also represent parts of a whole.
This is why fractions, decimals and percentages can be converted to each other.
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 %.