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The following figure shows how to convert between percents and decimals. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions.

**What is a Percent?**

A percent can be expressed using the percent symbol %, for example:**How to change Decimal to Percent?**

To change a decimal to a percent, move the decimal point two places to the right and add the percentage symbol %.

b) 1.7

c) 1.023

b) 1.7 = 170%

c) 1.023 = 102.3%

**How to change Percent to Decimal?**

Converting from a percent to a decimal is similar, move the decimal point two places to the left and drop the symbol %.

b) 135%

c) 12.5%

b) 35% = 1.35

c) 12.5% = 0.125

**How to change decimal to percent?**

Move the decimal point two units to the right and add the % sign

**How to change percent to Decimal?**

Move the decimal point two units to the left and remove the % sign

**Convert between Decimals and Percents Song**

Here's how you represent a decimal as a percent.

Move the decimal point two places right; then

write a percent sign.

A decimal is a fraction whose denominator

is a power of ten.

A percent is a portion out of one hundred.

And the workload is minimal to convert a percent

to a decimal.

The decimal point moves left two places; then

the percent sign erases.

A decimal is a fraction whose denominator

is a power of ten.

A percent is a portion out of one hundred.

A decimal is a fraction whose denominator

is a power of ten.

A percent is a portion out of one hundred.

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The following figure shows how to convert between percents and decimals. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions.

A percent can be expressed using the percent symbol %, for example:

10 percent or 10% are both the same.

A percent is equivalent to a ** fraction** with ** denominator 100**,
for example:

40% of car sales = of car sales = of car sales

Percent and hundredths are basically equivalent. This makes conversion between percent and decimals very easy.

To change a decimal to a percent, move the decimal point two places to the right and add the percentage symbol %.

For example:

0.15 = 15 hundredths = = 15%.

* Example: *

Convert the following decimals to percents:

a) 0.45b) 1.7

c) 1.023

* Solution: *

b) 1.7 = 170%

c) 1.023 = 102.3%

Converting from a percent to a decimal is similar, move the decimal point two places to the left and drop the symbol %.

5% = = 0.05

*Example: *

Change the following percents to decimals:

a) 65%b) 135%

c) 12.5%

* Solution: *

b) 35% = 1.35

c) 12.5% = 0.125

Move the decimal point two units to the right and add the % sign

Move the decimal point two units to the left and remove the % sign

Here's how you represent a decimal as a percent.

Move the decimal point two places right; then

write a percent sign.

A decimal is a fraction whose denominator

is a power of ten.

A percent is a portion out of one hundred.

And the workload is minimal to convert a percent

to a decimal.

The decimal point moves left two places; then

the percent sign erases.

A decimal is a fraction whose denominator

is a power of ten.

A percent is a portion out of one hundred.

A decimal is a fraction whose denominator

is a power of ten.

A percent is a portion out of one hundred.

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