Percents & Decimals

Percent and decimal conversions can be confusing.

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For both of these conversions, we're just moving the decimal point. If you have trouble remembering which direction to move it in, think of it this way. "D"(ecimal) comes before "P"(ercent) in the alphabet.

A B C D E F ... M N O P

So, if we're converting from a decimal (D) to a percent (P), we move the decimal point to the right, and if we're converting from a percent (P) to a decimal (D), we move the decimal point to the left.

Alright, alright, (alright), we've got one more trick. Remember the Cupid Shuffle? You know how it tells you to move "to the left, to the left ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฟ?"

When youโ€™re converting a percent to a decimal, move the decimal point to the left two times. The trick to remember this is that decimal ends in an L, so if youโ€™re trying to end up at a decimal, you need to move to the l(eft).

If you're converting a decimal into a percent, you do the opposite and move the decimal โ€œto the right, to the right ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ.โ€ The word percent has an R in it, so if you're trying to end up at a percent, you need to move to the r(ight).


Decimal to Percent Calculator

  1. To convert a decimal to a percent, we need to move the decimal point 2 spots to the right.


Percent to Decimal Calculator

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  1. To convert a percent to a decimal, first drop the % and add a decimal to the end if there isn't already a decimal point.