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# How to express a percent as a fraction?

Fractions are generally converted into percents to make the comparison more understandable and quick to grasp.

## Answer: To convert a percent into a fraction, we need to replace the percentage sign with 1 / 100.

Conversion of a percent to a fraction is a single-step process.

**Explanation:**

Percentage and fraction are both interlinked values that have very significant usage, in our day-to-day lives, especially for comparing purposes.

We compare one discount with another, which are in percent to even marks obtained in school through percentage. In other words, the percentage is another way of expressing a fraction of 100 by number.

⇒ % a = a / 100 or in simpler words, we divide the number by 100 when we remove the percentage sign.

Examples:

1) 36 % = 36 / 100 = 9 / 25

2) 100 % = 100 / 100 = 1

3) 0.2 % = 0.2 / 100 = 0.002

4) 27.9 % = 27.9 / 100 = 0.279

### Thus, to convert a percent into a fraction, we need to replace the percentage sign with 1 / 100.

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