How do You Compute Percentages?

Percentages are really just quick ways to write fractions with denominators of 100. To compute percentages you use a formula to calculate them. Simply multiply the fraction by 100 to give the result as a percentage value. To find 1/5 (one fifth) of 100, multiply the top number by 1 which = 100, which is 100/5, so you then divide 100 by 5 to get an answer of 20. To convert a percentage to a fraction, simply divide the percentage value by 100 and, if needed, simplify that fraction. So, 60% = 60/100, which breaks down to 3/5. You can find more information here: