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How to Convert a Percentage to a Fraction

Here you will find some simple information and advice about how to convert a percentage to a fraction.

Further down this page you will also find a printable support sheet along with a practice exercise to help you consolidate your understanding.

Percent to Fraction Converter

If you want to convert a percentage into a fraction, please use the calculator below.

Type in your percentage, and then click the Convert button to convert it into a fraction.

The answer will be displayed both as a decimal fraction, and in simplest form.



Convert Percent to Fraction

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If you need help on how to convert a percentage to a fraction, there is more help further down!

Converting Percentages to Fractions

The important fact to remember when dealing with percentages is that percent means 'out of 100'. To convert a percentage to a fraction, follow the steps below:

Step 1) Change your percentage to a fraction by putting the percentage number over a denominator of 100.

Step 2) Change it to simplest form if required.

You have now changed your percentage to a fraction.

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Examples

Example 1: Convert 35% into a fraction.

To convert the percentage to a fraction we put the percentage number over a denominator of 100.

So we have

35% =   35 100

Next we need to change the fraction to simplest form. In this case, by dividing the numerator and denominator by 5.

35 ÷ 5 = 7; 100 ÷ 5 = 20.

So   35% =   35  100 =      7  20

Example 2: Convert 132% to a fraction.

To convert the percentage to a fraction we put the percentage number over a denominator of 100.

So we have

132% =   132 100

Next we need to change the fraction to simplest form. In this case, we can divide the numerator and denominator by 4.

132 ÷ 4 = 33; 100 ÷ 4 = 25.

So   132%   =   132 100 =     33 25 or     1  8  25

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Converting Fractions to Percentages Practice

Here you will find a printable sheet where you can practice your math skills at converting fractions to percentages.

Converting Fractions to Percentages

Here you will find some simple information and advice about how to convert fractions to percentages.

You will also find a printable resource sheet and some practice sheets which will help you understand and practice this math skill.

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