# What is 1/5 as a percent?

## What is 1/5 as a percent?

1/5 is 20.0% as a percent

#### How to convert fractions as percent

 1.   What are percentages ? 2.   Method 1 to convert 1/5 as a percent ? 3.   Method 2 to convert 1/5 as a percent ? 4.   Method 3 to convert 1/5 as a percent ? 5.   Example of fractions in real life - 1 6.   Example of fractions in real life - 2

#### What Are Percentage?

Percent is derived from Latin word "per centum" which means "by a hundred". Percent can be thought of a fraction where denominator is always 100, and we add % sign to the fraction. For example, fraction 1/5 means 20.0 %.

#### Method 1 to convert 1/5 as a percent ?

Steps:

• Divide the top of the fraction by the bottom,
• Then multiply the result by 100 and read off the answer !
• ### Example: Convert 1 5 as a percent?

First divide 1 by 5: 1 ÷ 5 = 0.2

Then multiply by 100: 0.2 × 100 = 20.0

(Remember to put the "%" sign so people know it is "per 100")

#### Method 2 to convert 1/5 as a percent ?

OR you can multiply the top by 100 first then divide by the bottom number:

### Example: Convert 1 5 as a percent?

Multiply 1 by 100 first, then divide by 5

100 ÷ 5 = 20.0

(Remember that "%" sign!)

#### Method 3 to convert 1/5 as a percent ?

Or Move the Decimal 2 Places

After dividing, instead of multiplying by 100 we can just move the decimal point 2 places to the right, then add the %

### Example: Convert 1 5 as a percent?

First divide 1 by 5:

1 ÷ 5 = 0.2

Move the decimal point 2 places to the right

0.2%
0.2%

2 places

20.0%

Remember to add the "%" sign: 20.0%

#### Example of fractions in real life - 1

Lets say in a maths test, you score 19 marks out of 20, it means you scored 95%.

#### Example of fractions in real life - 2

Lets say in a school with 250 students, 100 are boys, it means that the percentage of boys in school is 40 %

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