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Ratios & Percentages

Ratios & Percentages

At a Glance - Converting Percents to Fractions

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Twenty-five percent means twenty-five out of one hundred. When you reduce that fraction, it simplifies to 1/4.

To convert a percent to a fraction, place the percent number over 100, and reduce the fraction.

Converting Percents to Fractions Example 1

10% = 1/10


Converting Percents to Fractions Example 2

35 %= 7/20


Converting Percents to Fractions Example 3

150% = 1 1/2


Converting Percents to Fractions Example 4

1.5% = 3/200

If you have a percent with a decimal in it, it may be easier to first convert the percent to a decimal, then decimal to a fraction.


Converting Percents to Fractions Exercise 1

Write 37% as a fraction in lowest terms.


Converting Percents to Fractions Exercise 2

Write 125% as a fraction in lowest terms.


Converting Percents to Fractions Exercise 3

Write 8% as a fraction in lowest terms.


Converting Percents to Fractions Exercise 4

Write 10.5% as a fraction in lowest terms.


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