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Introduction

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Introduction

Decimals and Percentages

INTRO
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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 πŸ’°.
If we have , then we have dollars ( cents) or of dollar.
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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.
πŸ“ž"telephone" (English) = "tΓ©lΓ©phone" (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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CALCULATOR
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Percentage to Decimal Calculator

Decimal to Percentage Calculator

Convert a

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.
If there's no decimal point, we just add one at the end of the number.
If there aren't enough digits on the right, we can add 's to the end.
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Step 2. Add the percent sign.

Since there's nothing behind our decimal point, we can also drop the decimal point.
Our answer is
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KEY STEPS
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How to Convert a Decimal to a Percentage

Convert a

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
β€” 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!

EXAMPLE 1

Let's start by converting this decimal to a percentage:

EXAMPLE 2

Nice work! Now, let's convert this decimal to a percentage:

EXAMPLE 3

Amazing! Now, let's convert this decimal to a percentage:
Awesome! Expand the
Practice
below to try some more problems or expand the next
Lesson
to explore what we do when we're converting percentages to decimals.
PRACTICE
β€” 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.
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Step 2. Add the percent sign

Since there's nothing behind our decimal point, we can also drop the decimal point.
Great job! Our answer is

LESSON
β€” 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.
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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!

EXAMPLE 1

Let's start by converting this percentage to a decimal:

EXAMPLE 2

Nice work! Now, let's convert this percentage to a decimal:

EXAMPLE 3

Amazing! Last one - let's convert this percentage to a decimal:
Awesome! If you’d like to practice additional problems converting percentages to decimals, expand the
Practice
below before closing out this lesson! ⚑
PRACTICE
β€” 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

Step 2. Move the decimal point 2 places to the left.

To convert a percent to a decimal, we move in the same direction we take to get from P to D in the alphabet, which is to the to the left.
If there's no decimal point, we just add one at the end of the number.
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Great job! Our answer is .

CONCLUSION
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