Introduction Introduction # Decimals and Percentages

INTRO
Since a decimal and a percentage are both fractions of , we can easily convert a decimal to a percentage and a percentage to a decimal.
When it comes to understanding how to convert percentages to decimals and decimals to percentages, it helps to think about money 💰.
If we have , then we have dollars ( cents) or of dollar. of Notice that to convert the decimal to a percentage, we simply need to move the decimal point 2 places to the right and add a percent symbol.
And to convert the percentage to a decimal, we simply need to remove the percent symbol and move the decimal point 2 places to the left.

### Converting Decimals and Percentages vs "Converting" Words

When we "convert" certain words to another language, they keep the same spelling but change symbols.
📞"telephone" (English) = "téléphone" (French)
When we convert between decimals and percentages, a similar thing happens. The numbers stay the same, but the symbol (and placement of the decimal point) changes.
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KEY STEPS

## How to Convert a Decimal to a Percentage

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### Step 1. Move the decimal point 2 places to the right.

To convert a decimal to a percent, we move in the same direction we take to get from D to P in the alphabet, which is to the to the right.

### Step 2. Add the percent sign.

LESSON
Converting a Decimal to a Percentage

## Converting a Decimal to a Percentage

To convert a decimal to a percentage, we simply need to move the decimal point 2 places to the right and add a percent symbol.We can use the alphabet to help us remember in which direction we need to move the decimal point when converting from decimals to percentages.
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To convert a Decimal to a Percentage, we move in the same direction we take to get from D to P in the alphabet, which is to the right.
Let’s walk through some step-by-step examples of converting decimals to percentages!
PRACTICE
Converting a Decimal to a Percentage

## Practice: Converting a Decimal to a Percentage

Question 1 of 10: Convert to a percent.

### Step 1. Move the decimal point 2 places to the right.

To convert a decimal to a percent, we move in the same direction we take to get from D to P in the alphabet, which is to the to the right.

LESSON
Converting a Percentage to a Decimal

## Converting a Percentage to a Decimal

To convert a percentage to a decimal, we simply need to remove the percent symbol and move the decimal point 2 places to the left.
We can use the alphabet to help us remember in which direction we need to move the decimal point when converting from percentages to decimals.
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To convert a Percentage to a Decimal, we move in the same direction we take to get from P to D in the alphabet, which is to the left.
Let’s walk through some step-by-step examples of converting percentages to decimals!
PRACTICE
Converting a Percentage to a Decimal

## Practice: Converting a Percentage to a Decimal

Question 1 of 10: Convert to a decimal.

### Step 1. Drop the percent sign

CONCLUSION
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