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Grade 5 - Mathematics
9.6 Percents to Decimals

Method
  1. To convert a percentage to decimal, divide the given percentage by 100.
  2. The fraction so obtained is then converted to decimals.
Example: Convert 15% to decimal.
15/100
The decimal form of 15/100 = 0.15
Answer: 0.15

Example: Convert 28% to decimal.
28/100
The decimal form of 28/100 = 0.28
Answer: 0.28

Example: Convert 380% to decimal.
3800
The decimal form of 380 = 0.15
Answer: 380

Another method to convert percents to decimal is, first drop the percent sign and move the decimal point two places to the left.
48% = 0.48
9% = 0.09
75.5% = 0.755


Directions: Convert the following percents to decimals. Also write at least 10 examples of your own.
Q 1: 19% of 200
21
38
20
19

Q 2: 58%
0.58
05.8
58
0.058

Q 3: 45%
45
0.045
4.5
0.45

Q 4: 9%
0.9
90
9
0.09

Q 5: Rename 3% as a decimal
0.03
300
0.003
3.0

Q 6: Rename 35% as a decimal
0.35
3.5
.035

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