Percents and Fractions
The word percent means “hundredths” or “divided by .” The symbol is used to represent percent.
means divided by or
This shows how to convert a percent to a fraction . Sometimes you may need to reduce the resulting fraction to lowest terms.
If the percent is not a whole number, you may need to use a denominator greater than .
For example, if you have a percent written as a mixed number like , you can convert to a decimal first. Then, since you have one decimal place, use a denominator of instead of .
Write as a fraction in lowest terms.
This may seem confusing, since already looks like a fraction. But remember that means "divided by ", just as always: