Step 1: Change the percentage by dividing it with 100
So, if we want to change 17.25% to a fraction, we express it as:
Step 2: Change numerator to a whole number
We want to change numerator to a whole number. To do so, move the decimal place to the right until the numerator is a whole number. Add the same number of zeroes on the denominator.
Step 3: Simplify the fraction
Simplify the fraction by cancelling out common factors.
Examples of how to convert percentages into fractions
Q1) Serena has completed 37.5% of her project. She plans to graph her progress on a pie chart. What fraction would 37.5% be?
Write 37.5 as the numerator and 100 as the denominator.
To make the numerator a whole number, we move one decimal place to the right of 37.5.
Simplify the fraction further by cancelling out common factors.
This means that Serena has already completed 3/8 of her project.