Changing a Fraction to a Decimal or Percent

There will be times that you will need to change a fraction to a decimal or percent. If you compare fractions to decimals or percents, you may need to change them.

If you are adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions to decimals or percents, you may need to change them. This tutorial demonstrates how to change fractions to decimals and percents.

 

Change a Fraction to a Decimal


Here are the methods for changing a fraction to a decimal.

Method 1 – Divide the numerator by the denominator using a calculator.

Method 2 – Use long division to divide the numerator by the denominator.

Method 3 – Use a proportion.

Change a Fraction to a Decimal (Example)


Method 1 Example –

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Change a Fraction to a Percent


Here are the methods for changing a fraction to a percent.

Method 1 – Divide the numerator by the denominator and then multiplying by 100 using a calculator.

Method 2 – Divide the numerator by the denominator and then move the decimal 2 places to the right and add a percent sign

Method 3 – Use a proportion.

Change a Fraction to a Percent (Example)


Method 1 Example –

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Watch a Video Tutorial


Here is a video tutorial on changing a decimal to a fraction.

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