**> Changing Percents to Decimals <**

**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

left.

Divide the percent by 100. This is equivalent to moving the

decimal point two places to the left. Look at the two Examples

below

The Decimal equivalent for some common percents.