Video and Examples
Percents can be converted into fractions and decimals. This lesson shows how.
Percent to fraction (P > F)Since percent is always a ratio comparing a number to 100, every percent can be written as a fraction over 100. Once written as a fraction over 100, it is customary to write it in simplest form.

Example 1: Convert 60% into a fraction.
Step 1: Write 60% as a fraction over 100.
Step 2: Reduce the fraction by dividing the numerator and denominator by 20.
Example 2: Convert 48% into a fraction.
Step 1: Write 48% as a fraction over 100.
Step 2: Reduce the fraction by dividing the numerator and denominator by 4.
Percent to decimal (P > D)Remember in the previous lesson we learned to convert a decimal into a percent by moving the decimal two places to the right. To convert a percent into a decimal you move the decimal two places to the left.

Example 3: Convert 60% into a decimal.
Step 1: Remind yourself that there is a decimal at the end of the 60.
Step 2: Move the decimal two places to the left.
Example 4: Convert 8% into a decimal.
Step 1: Remind yourself that there is a decimal at the end of the 8.
Step 2: Move the decimal two places to the left. One extra zero needs to be added to allow for the decimal to move two spaces.
Directions:
Use the sliders to change the size of the rectangle.
Notice the fraction, decimal, and percent change.
Practice converting between fractions, decimals, and percents.
SelfCheck
Question 1 Convert 40% into a fraction.

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Question 2 Convert 88% into a fraction.

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Question 3 Convert 14% into a decimal.

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Question 4 Convert 5.2% into a decimal.

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