# How to Convert Fractions

# Converting Fractions

A fraction can be converted to a decimal or a percentage.^{1}/

_{5}(one-fifth) can be converted to 0.2 (a decimal) or 20% (a percentage).

# How to Convert a Fraction to a Decimal

A fraction can be converted to a decimal.#### An Example Question

What is ¼ as a decimal?Step 1

1 ÷ 4 = 0.25

¼ converted to a decimal is 0.25.
# How to Convert a Fraction to a Percentage

A fraction can be converted to a percentage.#### An Example Question

What is ¼ as a percentage?Step 1

1 ÷ 4 = 0.25

Step 2

0.25 × 100% = 25%

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

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

¼ converted to a percentage is 25%.

# A Real Example of How to Convert Fractions

The slider below gives another example of converting fractions to decimals and percentages.##### Interactive Test

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Here's a second test on converting fractions.

Here's a third test on converting fractions.

##### Note

# Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

A 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 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

**%**.