## Examples of Representing a Percent as a Decimal

### Example 1

We know that

Then we simplify the fraction

Since we want to convert it to decimals,

Therefore,

is

### Example 2

We know that

Then we simplify the fraction

Since we want to convert it to decimals,

Therefore,

is

## Video-Lesson Transcript

Let us now discuss how to convert a percent into a decimal. Let’s write a percent as a decimal. After you finish this lesson, view all of our Pre-Algebra lessons and practice problems.

We now know that which we can further reduced to .

Since we want to convert it to decimals, please understand that .

So if we divide 3 by 20 we will come up with the decimal equivalent of .

So let’s do and the answer is .

If you look at it, is the same as .

There’s a proper way to read .

It is read as ‘fifteen hundredths’.

What do hundredths mean? This is the tenths spot and this is the hundredths spot.

Fifteen hundredths means .

Right off the bat, we can write .

Another one is . It has to end in the hundredths spot. It is.

So a quick way to convert percent to decimal is to move two decimal spaces from right to left.