Converting a Percentage to a Fraction
(KS3, Year 7)
The LessonA percentage can be converted to a fraction.
How to Convert a Percentage to a FractionConverting 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.
QuestionWhat is 20% as a fraction?
Write the percentage (20) as the top number of a fraction (called the numerator).
Write 100 as the bottom number of the fraction (called the denominator).
Answer:20% converted to a fraction is 1⁄5.
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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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