How to Convert Percent to a Fraction

If you want to know how to convert percent to a fraction, you will need to reduce the fraction. Not sure how to do this? View GradeA's reduce fractions to lowest term page to learn more.

Now that you know how to reduce the fraction, you will be able to do the four steps necessary to convert a percent to a fraction.

The steps are easy:

  1. Drop the percent sign (%) and just keep the number
  2. Write your number as the numerator of a fraction
  3. Write the denominator of the fraction as 100 (always! always! always!)
  4. Reduce your fraction to the lowest term

If you need a little more clarification, take a look below at a more user-friendly explanation of how to do the conversion (in other words--more pictures!)


Let's convert 98% to a fraction.

Remember the four steps from above:

First, take your percentage and drop the percent sign. You will be left with just a number.

98% becomes 98

Second, write a fraction bar with your number (98) in the numerator spot (top.)

Third, write 100 on the denominator (bottom) of the fraction. Remember, the denominator is always 100 when you are converting a percent to a fraction.

percent to fraction

Fourth, reduce your fraction to lowest terms.





Quick Reference: Percent to a Fraction

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At first, learning to convert percent to a fraction may take a little bit of time as you complete the four steps.  Don't worry, because once you get the hang of it the steps will become second nature and you will be able to convert a percent to a fraction without even thinking twice. And if you ever need a refresher, just come back to this page for a quick tutorial.

Other conversions:  mixed number to a fraction & fraction to decimal

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