Algebra 1 : How to find percentage equivalent to a decimal

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Example Question #31 : How To Find Percentage Equivalent To A Decimal

My minimum credit card payment is  dollars, and this month my total credit card bill is  dollars.  What percentage of my total bill will the minimum payment cover?  Round your answer to the nearest whole percent.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this problem, divide the amount of the minimum payment by the total billed amount.  This will yield you a decimal.  Then, to find the percentage equivalent of a decimal, simply move the decimal (if there is none, remember that there is always an implied decimal after the one's digit) to the right twice.

or 

Remember to round to the nearest whole percent, so the best answer is:

Example Question #32 : How To Find Percentage Equivalent To A Decimal

What is the percent equivalence of ?

Possible Answers:

0.75%

25%

75%

7.5%

2.5%

Correct answer:

75%

Explanation:

This problem merely asks us to convert a decimal into a percent.

This problem may be quickly solved for by remembering that percent is a decimal that has been multiplied by . Keeping that in mind,  may be multiplied by  to obtain the percent equivalence. 

Example Question #33 : How To Find Percentage Equivalent To A Decimal

Which of the following is the percent equivalent of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the percentage equivalent of a decimal, simply move the decimal (if there is none, remember that there is always an implied decimal after the one's digit) to the right twice. In other words, multiply the decimal number by one hundred.

Thus, the answer is:

Example Question #34 : How To Find Percentage Equivalent To A Decimal

Which of the following is the percent equivalent of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the percentage equivalent of a decimal, simply move the decimal (if there is none, remember that there is always an implied decimal after the one's digit) to the right twice.  

In other words multiply the decimal by one hundred.

Thus, the answer is:

or

Example Question #35 : How To Find Percentage Equivalent To A Decimal

If you have  dollars yet to pay on a  dollar loan, what percentage of your loan do you still owe?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this problem, divide the amount owed by the total amount.  

This will yield you a decimal.  

Then, to find the percentage equivalent of a decimal, simply move the decimal (if there is none, remember that there is always an implied decimal after the one's digit) to the right twice. In other words, multiply the decimal by one hundred.

Thus, the answer is:

Example Question #36 : How To Find Percentage Equivalent To A Decimal

If you have  dollars yet to pay on a  dollar loan, what percentage of your loan do you still owe?  

Round your answer to the nearest whole percent.

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this problem, divide the amount owed by the total amount.  

This will yield you a decimal.

Then, to find the percentage equivalent of a decimal, simply move the decimal (if there is none, remember that there is always an implied decimal after the one's digit) to the right twice. In other words, multiply the decimal by one hundred.

Thus, the answer is:

Example Question #37 : How To Find Percentage Equivalent To A Decimal

Convert the following decimal to a percent:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Convert the following decimal to a percent:

To convert decimals to percents, we just need to move the decimal two places to the right.

In other words, multiply the decimal by one hundred.

So, 

 

And we have our answer:

 

Example Question #38 : How To Find Percentage Equivalent To A Decimal

Find the percent equivalent of the following decimal.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve, simply convert the decimal to a percent by moving the decimal two places to the right (multiply by 100). Thus,

 

Example Question #2961 : Algebra 1

Write the following decimal as a percentage.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the following decimal as a percentage.

To write a decimal as a percent, we need to move the decimal point two spaces to the right.

So

Becomes

 

Example Question #40 : How To Find Percentage Equivalent To A Decimal

Rewrite the following decimal as a percent.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Rewrite the following decimal as a percent.

To convert between decimals and percents, we simply need to move the decimal point. 

When going from a decimal to a percent, move the point two spaces to the right.

When going from a percent to a decimal, move the point two spaces to the left.

So this,

Becomes

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