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# What is 15 percent as a fraction?

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When expressed as a fraction, 15 percent is equal to 15/100. This can be simplified further by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 5, resulting in 3/20.

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The word percent means per hundred, and percentages can be seen as an expression of regular numbers or ratios as a fraction of 100. In order to convert percentages back to fractions, one simply needs to see the percentage as a number over 100, and then find the greatest common factor between the two of them. After this, the percentage and 100 are both divided by the greatest common factor to find the simplest fraction that represents the original percentage.

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In fraction form, the decimal 1.2 converts to 6/5. To check the answer's accuracy, simply divide the bottom number into the top number. The result is the original decimal of 1.2.

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A long but effective way to reduce a fraction to its lowest terms is to write out lists of all factors of the numerator and the denominator, then identify common factors other than 1. After identifying the common factors, divide the numerator and denominator by the lowest common factor, then repeat the process until the only common factor remaining is 1. A faster method is finding the greatest common factor.

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The fraction 11/20 translates to 0.55 in decimal form. To convert a fraction to a decimal, simply divide the fraction's bottom number, or denominator, into its top number, or numerator.