# What is the fraction of 45%?

May 9, 2018

$\frac{45}{100}$, which simplifies to $\frac{9}{20}$

#### Explanation:

x% is equal to $\frac{x}{100}$, so just substitute $45$ for $x$ to get:

45%=45/100

You can divide each side by $5$ to reduce the fraction to its simplest form, $\frac{9}{20}$.

May 9, 2018

9/20

#### Explanation:

45% can be written as .45, which is $\frac{45}{100}$ in the non-reduced fractional form.

When you reduce your fraction, you find the greatest common divisor of your numerator and denominator. This number ends up being 5, which then allows you to reduce, giving the following answer:

$\frac{\frac{45}{5}}{\frac{100}{5}}$= $\frac{9}{20}$

This cannot be reduced any further, therefore, 45% is $\frac{9}{20}$ in fractional form.