How to Convert Fractions
Converting PercentagesA percentage can be converted to a decimal or a fraction.
20% (20 percent) can be converted to 0.2 (a decimal) or 1/5 (one-fifth).
How to Convert a Percentage to a DecimalA fraction can be converted to a decimal.
An Example QuestionWhat is 20% as a decimal?
20 ÷ 100 = 0.2Note: Do not write the % (percent) sign after the decimal.
20% converted to a decimal is 0.2
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How to Convert a Percentage to a FractionA percentage can be converted to a fraction.
An Example QuestionWhat is 20% as a fraction?
20% converted to a fraction is 1/5.
Read more about how to convert a percentage to a fraction
A Real Example of How to Convert PercentagesThe slider below gives another example of converting percentages to decimals and fractions.
Here's a second test on converting percentages.
Here's a third test on converting percentages.
Fractions, Decimals and PercentagesA fraction is a part of a whole.
Decimals and percentages also represent parts of a whole.
This is why fractions, decimals and percentages can be converted to each other.
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?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.