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What is 15% as a fraction in simplest form?

Nov 13, 2016

The simplified fraction form of 15% is $\frac{3}{20}$.

Explanation:

Percents are always out of 100. In every case, the actual percent you get is the numerator, which is the number on the top of the fraction. The denominator is ALWAYS going to be 100.
To simplify this, you need to find the greatest common factor for both of the numbers.

The factors of 15 are: 1, 3, 5, 15.
The factors of 100 are: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100

The factors these both numbers share are 1 and 15. The greatest common factor is 5. So, divide both of the numbers by 5.

You will get $\frac{3}{20}$.