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Changing Percents to Decimals

Move the decimal point two places to the left. Then, drop
the percent sign.

25% = 0.25          3.5% =0.035             100% =1

As these examples illustrate, you can go from percents to decimals in
one easy

Remember that if you don't see a decimal point, then it gets inserted
just to the right of the ones place. Then you move it two place to the

Divide the percent by 100. This is equivalent to moving the
decimal point two places to the left. Look at the two Examples  


The Decimal equivalent for some common percents.