A fraction can be converted to a percentage.

The method for calculating this formula is exactly the same as in the example above.

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.
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## 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.

## What Is a Fraction?

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**%**.## Why Does the Formula Work?

To convert a fraction to a percentage, the formula tells us to multiply the fraction with 100%.
Percentage = Fraction × 100%

It is a special case of finding the fraction of a number, where the number is 100%.
Learn more about finding the fraction of a number
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