# How to Convert a Fraction to a Percentage (Mathematics Lesson)

# 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%.#### An Example Question

What is^{1}/

_{5}as a percentage?

Step 1

1 ÷ 5 = 0.2

Step 2

0.2 × 100% = 20%

**Don't forget:**a percentage has a

**%**("percent") sign after it.

^{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.

This formula finds the fraction of 100%. It is a special case of finding the fraction of a number, where the number is 100%.

Read more about finding the fraction of a number

# A Real Example of How to Convert a Fraction to a Percentage

The slider below gives another example of converting a fraction to a percentage.##### Interactive Test

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Here's a second test on converting a fraction to a percentage.

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##### Note

# What Is a Fraction?

A fraction is a part of a whole number.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

**%**.