# How do I convert decimals to percents?

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business and finance
currencies

To

**convert**a**decimal**to a**percent**, multiply the**decimal**by 100, then add on the % symbol. An easy way to multiply a**decimal**by 100 is to move the**decimal**point two places to the right. This is done in the example below. Each**decimal**in Example 1 went out two places to the right of the**decimal**point.

Also asked, how do you turn a decimal into a percent on a calculator?

**Calculator Use**

- Converting from a decimal to a percentage is done by multiplying the decimal value by 100 and adding %.
- Example: 0.10 becomes 0.10 x 100 = 10%
- Example: 0.675 becomes 0.675 x 100 = 67.5%

Decimal | Percent |
---|---|

0.2 | 20% |

0.3 | 30% |

0.4 | 40% |

0.5 | 50% |

In this way, how do you convert percentage to decimals?

**Converting Percentages to Decimals**

- Easiest—divide by 100: The simplest way to convert a percentage to a decimal is to divide the number (in percentage format) by 100.
- Move the decimal: Another way to convert a quoted percentage to decimal format is to move the decimal two places to the left.

The decimal **0.25** represents the **fraction** 25/100. Decimal **fractions** always have a denominator based on a power of 10. We know that 5/10 is equivalent to 1/2 since 1/2 times 5/5 is 5/10. Therefore, the decimal 0.5 is equivalent to 1/2 or 2/4, etc.