# 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 ^{1}⁄_{5} 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:

^{1}⁄_{5} 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.