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# Converting a Percentage to a Fraction

(KS3, Year 7)

## The Lesson

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.## Question

What is 20% as a fraction?## Step-by-Step:

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## Answer:

20% converted to a fraction is^{1}⁄

_{5}.

## 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?

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.

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