Converting Percentages to Decimals

What is 48% as a decimal?

Converting Percentages to Decimals

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Part/Whole = Percent/100

The symbol used to show percent is “%” so 48 percent would be 48%. The “48” is the “part” and the “%” is the whole which means that 48% can also be shown as 48/100.

Converting Percentages to Decimals:

To convert a percentage to a decimal is probably the easiest problem to solve in math. All that is need is division. Looking at the percentage listed above, i.e., 48%, the 48 is divided by the number “100”. The “%” symbol used in percentage numbers always represents the number “100”. So to convert 48% to a decimal you would state the problem as: 48 ÷ 100 = 0.48.

1.
171% = ___
.171
17.1
1.71
10.71
Take the percent number 171 and divide it by the % which is the same as 100 as follows: 171 ÷ 100 = 1.71. Answer (c) is the correct answer
2.
16% = ___
.016
.16
1.6
1.06
Take the percent number 16 and divide it by the % which is the same as 100 as follows: 16 ÷ 100 = .16. Answer (b) is the correct answer
3.
270% = ____
27.0
.27
2.7
.027
Take the percent number 270 and divide it by the % which is the same as 100 as follows: 270 ÷ 100 = 2.7. Answer (c) is the correct answer
4.
535% = ___
.535
5.35
53.5
.0535
Take the percent number 535 and divide it by the % which is the same as 100 as follows: 535 ÷ 100 = 5.35. Answer (b) is the correct answer
5.
180% = ____
1.8
.18
18.0
.018
Take the percent number 180 and divide it by the % which is the same as 100 as follows: 180 ÷ 100 = 1.8. Answer (a) is the correct answer
6.
349% = ___
3.49
34.9
.349
.035
Take the percent number 349 and divide it by the % which is the same as 100 as follows: 349 ÷ 100 = 3.49. Answer (a) is the correct answer
7.
48% = ___
4.8
4.08
.048
.48
Take the percent number 48 and divide it by the % which is the same as 100 as follows: 48 ÷ 100 = .48. Answer (d) is the correct answer
8.
212% = ___
2.12
21.2
.212
.0212
Take the percent number 212 and divide it by the % which is the same as 100 as follows: 212 ÷ 100 = 2.12. Answer (a) is the correct answer
9.
125% = ___
.125
1.25
12.5
.13
Take the percent number 125 and divide it by the % which is the same as 100 as follows: 125 ÷ 100 = 1.25. Answer (b) is the correct answer
10.
99% = ___
9.09
9.9
.099
.99
Take the percent number 99 and divide it by the % which is the same as 100 as follows: 99 ÷ 100 = .99. Answer (d) is the correct answer
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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