# Fraction to Percent Calculator

## Calculator Use

This online calculator converts fractions to percent values. It converts proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers to percentages. The fraction is first reduced and then converted to a percent.

## How to Convert a Fraction to a Percent

- Use division to convert the fraction to a decimal:

1/4 = 1 ÷ 4 = 0.25 - Multiply by 100 to get percent value:

0.25 × 100 = 25%

### Convert the fraction to a decimal number

The fraction bar between the numerator and the denominator means "divided by." So finding the decimal equivalent of a fraction such as 1/4 means 1 divided by 4.

1 ÷ 4 = 0.25

### Convert the decimal number to a percent by multiplying by 100.

0.25 × 100 = 25%

It is not necessary to reduce a fraction before converting to a decimal but doing so might make the math easier.

For example, 6/12 = 6 ÷ 12 = 0.50. If you solve this with a calculator then it is easy to get the answer. However, if you solve this by hand or in your head, reducing 6/12 = 1/2, may make the problem easier and you may even recognize that 1/2 = 0.50.

Multiplying 0.50 by 100 we conclude that 6/12 = 50%.

Use our Long Division Calculator with Decimals to convert a fraction to a decimal number by division.

**Cite this content, page or calculator as:**

Furey, Edward "Fraction to Percent Calculator"; from *http://www.calculatorsoup.com* - Online Calculator Resource.