### All Algebra 1 Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Find Decimal Equivalent To A Percentage

Which of the following numbers is the decimal equivalent of 80%?

**Possible Answers:**

0.8

0.08

8

80

0.008

**Correct answer:**

0.8

80% can be thought of as 80% of one. Percents also refer to numbers out of 100, thus, our decimal can be calculated by taking 80/100. This would result in 8/10 after simplifying, which is equivalent to 0.8.

80% = 80/100 = 8/10 = "eight tenths," or 0.8

### Example Question #1 : How To Find Decimal Equivalent To A Percentage

Express 32% in decimal form.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To express a percentage as a decimal, imagine a decimal at the end of the percentage . Move the decimal over two places to the left, and you have the decimal expression of a percentage,

### Example Question #2 : How To Find Decimal Equivalent To A Percentage

What is the simplest fraction that represents 88%?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The word percent, or per cent, means *of every one hundred*, so 88% can be expressed:

### Example Question #3 : How To Find Decimal Equivalent To A Percentage

Andre borrows $80 from you. If he pays you back 40% of that money, how much money is he giving you?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To find 40% of $80, you must turn 40% into a decimal.

### Example Question #2 : How To Find Decimal Equivalent To A Percentage

Convert 74% to a decimal.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The decimal in 74% is located between the 4 and the '%'. So think of 74% as 74.0%. Then move that decimal point two digits to the left and erase the '%' so that it is written as 0.74

### Example Question #6 : How To Find Decimal Equivalent To A Percentage

Fill in the missing information.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

When reading aloud it reads out of , or "four tenths." This "four tenths" as a decimal is literally written .

We could also use the other term given to find our answer. Decimals are found from percentages by moving the decimal point two places to the left. Given , the decimal moved results in .

### Example Question #7 : How To Find Decimal Equivalent To A Percentage

Fill in the missing information.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

When reading aloud it reads out of , or "six tenths." This "six tenths" as a decimal is literally written .

We could also use the other term given to find our answer. Decimals are found from percentages by moving the decimal point two places to the left. Given , the decimal moved results in or .

### Example Question #1 : How To Find Decimal Equivalent To A Percentage

Solve the problem and convert the answer to a percentage.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

. To convert to a percentage, the decimal is moved two places to the right, resulting in .

Alternatively, we would have converted the decimals to percetages from the beginnging. , to do this we started with the decimal numbers given and moved the decimal point to the right two places.

### Example Question #9 : How To Find Decimal Equivalent To A Percentage

Convert this percentage to a decimal.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Given the percentage , the decimal point must be moved two decimal places to the left, resulting in

This decimal can further be written as fraction,

which when reduced .

Since percentages represent part of a whole, or part of 100, is the final answer.

### Example Question #10 : How To Find Decimal Equivalent To A Percentage

Convert the answer to a decimal.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

First we must solve the problem:

.

Now to convert the percentage to a decimal all we do is move the decimal point two decimal places to the left. In this case, we began with . After moving the decimal point we end up with as our result.