How do you turn a percent into a decimal?Teslar50 - 6 Answers
Turning a percentage into a decimal is very straight forward. The principle can be understood by knowing that 100% = 1. Therefore, as in all cases in math, we can do whatever we want to the statement as long as we do it both to the left hand side and the right hand side. In our case, we can immediately see that we can divide both sides with 100 giving us,
100 / 100 % = 1 / 100
1% = 0.01
From the 1% = 0.01 statement, we immediately see that we can turn a percentage into a decimal by simply taking the number of percent and dividing it by 100, this is the same as saying that we move the decimal two spots to the left of the percentage number. For example, 11% = 0.11, 50% = 0.5, 7% = 0.07.
I hope this answers your question and allows you to convert between percentage and decimal numbers in the future! Good Luck!
The meaning of the word "percent" is exactly "per 100". Thus, 50%, for example, means 50 per 100.
If you divide 150 by 100, you get a decimal number 1.5, or - very simple - you can also move the decimal point for two numbers to the left.
Furthermore, if you divide 50 by 100 you get 0.5 (a decimal number).
Therefore, if you want to convert from percent to decimal, simply divide the number by 100 or move the decimal point two numbers to the left. Naturally, you have to remove the "%" sign, too.
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You move the decimal point two spaces to the left. For e.g 189% becomes 1.89...