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Last modified on August 3rd, 2023

Decimal to Percent

Converting a decimal number to percent means to express it per 100, as â€˜Percentâ€™ or â€˜%â€™ means per 100.

We can easily turn a decimal to a fraction with the help of a calculator or converter. However, we might not have a converter handy.

Steps

So, let us take 0.25 and change it to percent as illustrated in the figure below.

1. Multiply the decimal with 100.
2. Move the decimal point 2 places to the right. Add a zero right after the decimal point. It can be done mentally also without a pen and paper.
3. Put a â€˜%â€™ sign after the result. Remove the zero if there is no following digit.

Let us solve some examples involving the above concept.

Solved Examples

Convert 0.125 to percent.

Solution:

As we know,
0.125 Ã— 100 = 12.5
For changing any decimal to fraction, we shift the decimal point 2 places to the right, and put the percent sign at the end.
âˆ´ 0.125 is 12.5%

Write 0.8542 in percentage.

Solution:

Shifting the decimal point to 2 places to the right,
We get:
âˆ´ 85.42%

What percent is 3.6?

Solution:

3.6 Ã— 100 = 360%

Last modified on August 3rd, 2023