# How Do You Change A Percent To A Decimal?

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.
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Drop the percent symbol (%) add a decimal point move the decimal point 2 places to the left

50%=.50
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What is the number?
10%=.1
20%=.2
30%=.3
etc..
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Divide the percent by 100%
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22% to what decimal?
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3.3% to a decimal
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"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.
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Its simple.you just need 2 place the decimal point to 2 places towards left.for eg:2%=0.02 in decimal.
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How o I change 125% to a decimal and 125% to a fraction
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187 1/2%
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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.

Solution:

Example 4

Solution:
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82%
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27.3
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30%
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9.65
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37%
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Change 4.4 to a percent
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165 is what percent of 33?
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Example 88%. Just divide by 100.   88 divided by 100 = .88
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70%
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Move decimal twice to the right
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350%
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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
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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?
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This has been answered before, several times--here and here and here, for starters.
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From the decimal point MOVE to the LEFT TWICE

example:
8.73% = 0.0378
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