In decimal, 1.00 is always 100%. While half of it is 0.5, or 50%. 5% is 0.05.

The general rule is to shift the decimal point on a percent to the left twice (which is the same as dividing by 100).

5% becomes:

5 (forget the % sign)

.5 (shift left once)

.05 (shift left twice)

So 5% = .05 = 0.05

or you can just divide by 100 on a calculator:

5/100=.05

To change from a decimal to a percent, you just shift RIGHT twice or MULTIPLY by 100 instead.

The general rule is to shift the decimal point on a percent to the left twice (which is the same as dividing by 100).

5% becomes:

5 (forget the % sign)

.5 (shift left once)

.05 (shift left twice)

So 5% = .05 = 0.05

or you can just divide by 100 on a calculator:

5/100=.05

To change from a decimal to a percent, you just shift RIGHT twice or MULTIPLY by 100 instead.