# How to Convert a Percentage to a Fraction (Mathematics Lesson)

# Converting a Percentage to a Fraction

A percentage can be converted to a fraction.# How to Convert a Percentage to a Fraction

Converting a percentage to a fraction is easy. Write the percentage as the top number of the fraction, 100 as the bottom number and then simplify the fraction.#### An Example Question

What is 20% as a fraction?Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

20% converted to a fraction is

^{1}/

_{5}.

# A Real Example of How to Convert a Percentage to a Fraction

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##### Note

# 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

**%**.

# 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.