How to Convert a Percentage to a Fraction

Converting a Percentage to a Fraction

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:

1

Write the percentage (20) as the top number of a fraction (called the numerator).

2

Write 100 as the bottom number of the fraction (called the denominator).

2

Simplify the fraction if possible. The fraction in our example can be simplified by dividing both top and bottom by 20.

Answer:

20% converted to a fraction is 15.

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See Also

What is a percentage? What is a fraction? What is a numerator? What is a denominator? Simplifying fractions