How to Convert a Fraction to a Percentage

Converting a Fraction to a Percentage

A fraction can be converted to a percentage.

How to Convert a Fraction to a Percentage

Converting 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%.

Question

What is 15 as a percentage?

Step-by-Step:

1

Divide the top number (called the numerator) of the fraction (1) by the bottom number (called the denominator) of the fraction (5).

1 ÷ 5 = 0.2

2

Multiply the answer (0.2) by 100%.

0.2 × 100% = 20%

Don't forget: a percentage has a % ("percent") sign after it.

Answer:

15 converted to a percentage is 20%.

How to Convert a Fraction to a Percentage Using a Formula

To 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.

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