How Do You Change A Percent To A Decimal?

29 Answers

David Mattucci Profile
David Mattucci answered
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:


To change from a decimal to a percent, you just shift RIGHT twice or MULTIPLY by 100 instead.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Drop the percent symbol (%) add a decimal point move the decimal point 2 places to the left

Tish McClure Profile
Tish McClure answered
What is the number?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
22% to what decimal?
Moe Pence Profile
Moe Pence answered
"per cent" loosely translates to "per hundred", so that if you have a number like 10%, it will read .10 as a decimal.  Any two numbers after the dot is per hundred.  If you are changing a single number (like 4%), it will read .04.
0112358 Profile
0112358 answered
Its just need 2 place the decimal point to 2 places towards left.for eg:2%=0.02 in decimal.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
To convert a percentage to a decimal, first write the percentage as a fraction out of 100 and then move the decimal point two places to the left.

Example 3

Express 15% as a decimal.


Example 4

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You move the decimal point two places to the left, but two places to the right when changing from a decimal to a percent. For example:

(changing from a percent to a decimal) (changing from a decimal to a percent)
.125 = 12.5
12.5 = .125
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If shane mobley gets hit in the nuts 40% of the day but the next day he had a chance of 67% whats the percent of change?

Answer Question