# How to Convert Fractions

# Converting Percentages

A percentage can be converted to a decimal or a fraction.20% (20 percent) can be converted to 0.2 (a decimal) or

^{1}/

_{5}(one-fifth).

# How to Convert a Percentage to a Decimal

A fraction can be converted to a decimal.#### An Example Question

What is 20% as a decimal?Step 1

20 ÷ 100 = 0.2

**Note:**Do not write the

**%**(percent) sign after the decimal.

20% converted to a decimal is 0.2

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# How to Convert a Percentage to a Fraction

A percentage can be converted to a fraction.#### An Example Question

What is 20% as a fraction?Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

20% converted to a fraction is

^{1}/

_{5}.

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# A Real Example of How to Convert Percentages

The slider below gives another example of converting percentages to decimals and fractions.##### Interactive Test

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Here's a second test on converting percentages.

Here's a third test on converting percentages.

##### Note

# Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

A 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 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.