What is 1 over 2 as a percentage?

Here we will show you how to write 1 over 2 as a percentage. The goal is to not only give you the answer to 1 over 2 as a percentage, but also explain how to do it so you can solve similar problems on your own in the future.

First, note that 1 over 2 is the same as the fraction 1/2 where 1 is the numerator and 2 is the denominator. Furthermore, "percent" means "per hundred" or "something per hundred" or "something over one hundred". It is that "something" that is 1 over 2 as a percentage. If we call that something x, then this is the equation we want to solve:

 1 2
=
 x 100

When we solve the equation above for x, we get the answer to 1 over 2 as a percentage as follows:

50%

See how we did that? Basically, to convert 1 over 2 as a percentage, we need to keep the ratio intact, but make the denominator 100 instead of 2. 1 over 2 is the same as 50 over 100, which means 1 over 2 as a percentage is 50%.

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More information: The answer on this page is rounded up to four decimal places if necessary. To solve the equation we created, we divided the numerator by the denominator on the left side. Then, we took that quotient and multiplied it by 100 to get the answer:
(1 / 2) * 100 = 50

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