Percents and Decimals
The word percent means “hundredths” or “divided by .” The symbol % is used to represent percent.
means divided by or
To convert a percentage to a decimal , remove the percent sign and divide by . (You can achieve the same result by moving the decimal point two places to the left.)
To convert a decimal to a percentage , multiply by and add a percent sign. (You can achieve the same result by moving the decimal point two places to the right.)
To change a fraction into a percentage , divide to find its decimal equivalent and then change the decimal to the percentage.