Change from percentage to fraction is very easy with our online calculator. You simply enter the percentage you want to convert to a fraction and after pressing the calculate button, you will automatically you will obtain the irreducible fraction of that value.
The only thing you must take into account is that for percentages with decimals you must use the period symbol as a separator (.) instead of the usual comma (,). That is, if you want to convert 14.52% to a fraction, you must type 14.52 in the calculator to obtain the appropriate result.
We remind you that we also have at your disposal a tool for change from fraction to percentagei.e., the reverse operation.
How to convert from percentage to fraction
When we talk about percentages, we are making a division into 100 parts. This means that if we have a 3%, out of those 100 divisions we have been left with only three and, therefore, we have a fraction like this: 3/100
The process of converting a percentage into a fraction consists precisely in this, in dividing the percentage figure by 100 and see if this fraction can be further reduced until it becomes irreducible.
Another examplewe are going to convert a 22% to a fraction:
22/100 = 11/50
In short, to convert from percentage to fraction you only have to put in the denominator a 100.
How to convert a percentage with decimals to a fraction
If we encounter a percentage that has decimal places, convert it to a fraction involves a number of additional steps. Even so, the process is very simple and consists of the following:
- Put 100 in the denominator
- Multiply numerator and denominator by 10xwhere x is the number of decimal places in the percentage.
- Convert to irreducible fraction
For example, let's convert 72.5% to decimal by following the above procedure:
- We multiply the numerator and denominator by 10 since we only have one decimal place and we are left with: 725/1000
- We calculate the irreducible fraction: 29/40
Let's complicate it a little more by passing to decimal the percentage 65.567%. We repeat the same process and we have:
- We multiply the numerator and denominator by 1000 since in this case, there are three decimal places. The result gives us the fraction 65567/100000.
In this case, we cannot reduce the fraction any further since they do not share any common factor that allows us to simplify the numerator and denominator.
Percentage to fraction in Excel
All the theory that you have seen in the previous two points for convert a percentage to a fraction you can save it by using our converter or by using Excel.
In the case of using excel to convert a percentage to a fractionIn order to create a new spreadsheet, you need to choose two empty cells.
In the first empty cell you are going to write the percentage without forgetting the symbol %, so Excel will automatically interpret it as a percentage. If you forget it, you can type it or go to "Format Cells" and choose "Percentage" as the category.
In the second empty cell we will represent the percentage in the form of a fraction. To do this, go to the cell and go to "Format Cells" and choose the "Fraction" category, selecting the subcategory of up to three digits to make it as accurate as possible.
When you have it, click the accept button and type the following formula:
A1 being the coordinates of the cell in which we have written the percentage that we want to convert to a fraction. If you have used another cell, simply change the coordinates and use the ones you need for your spreadsheet.
After pressing the Enter key, Excel will automatically convert any percentage to fraction.
Percentage to fraction conversion table
Below you will find some examples of percentages that we have converted to fractions to see the equivalence of some of the most commonly used values in daily life:
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