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 50% means 50 per 100, or simply 50/100.

If you divide 50 by 100 you get 0.5 (a decimal number).

So, to convert from percent to decimal: divide by 100, and remove the "%" sign.

 
 
 
 

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

 

 
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