Convert a fraction to a percentage is quite common but depending on the numerator and denominator, mental calculations can fail us. We all know that 1/2 equals 50% but what if we want to convert the fraction 5/17 to a percentage?
No problem. Our fraction to percentage converter will help you in these cases. You only have to enter the numerator value, the denominator value and press the calculate button to obtain the percentage value. If you want to go from percentage to fractionYou can do it by clicking on the link we have just left you.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that if you wish, you can also convert a fraction to decimal format with another utility we have developed for this purpose.
How to convert a fraction to a percentage
Transform a fraction into a percentage is as simple as apply the following formula:
% = (numerator/denominator) x 100
In other words, we have to divide the numerator of the fraction by its denominator, then multiply by 100 to obtain the result in percentage format.
For example, if you want to know the percentage of 1/2, you have to:
% = (1/2) x 100 = 50%
Convert a fraction to a percentage in Excel
If our fraction to percentage converter is useful for you but you want to create a calculator in Excel to make the change without needing internet, here are the steps to follow.
Just open a spreadsheet and select two empty cells:
- The first one we will use to write the fraction so you have to change its cell format to the "Fraction" category.
- In the second cell we will get the result of converting the fraction to a percentage. To do this, we will change the cell format to "Percentage" and we will write a formula to make the conversion automatically. For example, if we have written the fraction in cell B2, the formula we will write will be:
If you have done well, Excel will express the fraction you have written at coordinates B2 (or whatever you have used) as a percentage.
The process is simple but if you have any questions, we recommend you watch the video above or leave us a comment and we will help you as soon as possible.
Fraction to percent exercises
If you want to practice passing fractions to percentBelow you will find a collection of solved exercises to practice the procedure we have seen in the theory section.
If any conversion does not work for you, write us a comment and we will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.