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# Are fractions decimals and percentages the same thing?

Updated: 4/28/2022

Wiki User

9y ago

No.

• Fractions are ratios of two integers.
• Decimals are numbers in which the place value of each digit is 10 times the place value of the digit to its right.
• Percentages are fractions whose denominator is 100.

Wiki User

9y ago

Wiki User

9y ago

Yes, a fraction, decimal, and percentage are all the same exact thing, except for the stylization. 1% is the same thing as 1/100 and .01.

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### When dealing with percentages can a decimal be involved?

percentage is a fraction of 1 with a denominator of 100, eg 45 % is 45 / 100 or 0.45 in decimal you can interchange the values of percentages, decimals and fractions, each is just a more convinient way of saying the same thing, percentages tend to be in the money world, straight decimals are for arithmetic and generally fractions are pre decimal

### How are percentages and decimals different?

percentages and decimals are the same they are just expressed in a different way

### Fractions or decimals that name the same amount?

What are fractions or decimals that name the same amount

### How are a decimal and a percent the same?

both signify a part of a whole. percentages are based on 100 being 1 so 100% is 1 whole thing. 1 whole thing with decimals is 1.00. You can change from decimals to percentages by moving the decimal 2 places to the right and percentages to decimals by moving the decimal 2 places to the left.

### How are percents and fractions the same?

They are all real numbers. All fractions can be expressed as percentages but not all percentages can be represented as fractions.

No.

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### What has the same form as a decimal in a different way?

That might refer to a fraction. In general you can convert decimals to fractions, and fractions to decimals.

### How is fraction related to decimal?

They can show the same number, just in different ways. You can convert fractions into decimals or decimals into fractions.

### How are fractions and percentages related?

They both show the exact same thing except in different ways like 1/2=50% totally different numbers but still equal the same thing.

### Why is it important to write a fraction as a percent?

In general it is not. Some people find fractions easy to work with while others prefer percentages. Personally, I prefer fractions because they are precise whereas percentages can entail non-terminating decimals or truncation - either of which can introduce small errors which can build up in complicated calculations.Having said that, it is easier to compare percentages because the [implied] denominator is the same: 100.

### Can a decimal or fraction be an integer?

Integers can be implied decimals or fractions. 3 is the same as 3.0 3 is the same as 3/1 As a general rule, decimals and fractions are distinct from integers.