# Converting Percents and Decimals

**Example #1:**23%

23% means 23 out of 100. We can write this as This is read as 23 hundredths, which is written as

23% = 0.23

**Example #2:**48%

Let's try another. 48% = = 0.48

**Example #3:**9%

9% = = 0.09

This can be tougher if the percent is less than 1% or greater than 100%.

**Example #4:**0.5%

0.5% = = 0.005

**Example #5:**230%

230% = = 2.3

We can use place value to help us convert from decimals to percents as well.

**Example #6:**0.19

0.19 is read as 19 hundredths. So we can write this as .

Now that we have this written as a part out of 100, we have a percent.

0.19 = 19%

**Example #7:**0.25

0.25 = = 25%

(In examples like this one, be sure not to reduce the fraction.

You want the denominator to be 100 to convert to a percent.)

**Example #8:**0.4

0.4 = = 40%

**Example #9:**1.3

1.3 = 1 = 1130%

Notice that when the decimal is over 1, the percent is over 100%.

**Example #10:**0.003

0.003 = 0.3%

In this example, the decimal is less than 1 one-hundredth.

Therefore, the percent is less than 1.

**A Short Cut**Now that you have seen why it works, here is the short cut:

To go from percent to decimal, move the decimal two times to the left.

45% = 045 = 0.45

To go from decimal to percent, move the decimal two times to the right.

0.67 = 067 = 67%

**Related Links:**

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