One percent is 1.0%

One half of one percent is 0.50%

If you wanted to multiply something by 0.50% you would move the decimal places two places to the left then multiply.

Example

85 x 0.50% = 85 x 0.005 = 0.425

One half of one percent is 0.50%

If you wanted to multiply something by 0.50% you would move the decimal places two places to the left then multiply.

Example

85 x 0.50% = 85 x 0.005 = 0.425