# Convert Percents to Decimals

**Just move the decimal point 2 places to the left and remove the "%" sign!**

## Converting From Percent to Decimal

Percent means "per 100", so If you divide 50 by 100 you get So, to convert from percent to decimal: divide by 100, and remove the "%" sign. |
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## The Easy Way

The easy way to divide by 100 is to **move the decimal point 2 places to the left**, so

From Percent | To Decimal | |

move the decimal point 2 places to the left, and remove the "%" sign. |

### Example: Convert 8.5% to decimal

Move the decimal point two places to the left: 8.5 -> 0.85 -> 0.085

Answer **8.5% = 0.085**