# Converting a Percentage to a Fraction with a Denominator of 100

A percentage or percent for short is a fraction; a fraction that always has the denominator as 100.

Because the denominator of a percent is always a 100, no matter what the numerator is, we replace 100 with the percent symbol % after the number.

**Rule for writing a percentage as a fraction with denominator of 100**

By definition, for any number x, x% = $\frac{x}{100}$.

Alternatively, we replace the percent sign in x% with a 100 in the denominator of the number x as follows, x% = $\frac{x}{100}$

Convert the following percentage to a fraction with a denominator of 100

**9%**

### Solution

**Step 1:**

By definition, for any number x, x% = $\frac{x}{100}$.

**Step 2:**

So, 9% = $\frac{9}{100}$

Convert the following percentage to a fraction with a denominator of 100

**63%**

### Solution

**Step 1:**

By definition, for any number x, x% = $\frac{x}{100}$.

**Step 2:**

So, 63% = $\frac{63}{100}$

Convert the following percentage to a fraction with a denominator of 100

**81%**

### Solution

**Step 1:**

By definition, for any number x, x% = $\frac{x}{100}$.

**Step 2:**

So, 81% = $\frac{81}{100}$