In this lesson we will study PERCENT
. Percent means hundredths.
The symbol for percent is "%".
Let's write the fraction 50/100 as a percent:
50/100 = 50 hundredths = 50%
Here is another example:
3 = 1/2 of 6
3 = 50/100 of 6
3 = 50% of 6
To write a percent as a decimal number, do the following:
- Divide the number by 100 by moving the decimal point two places to the left.
- Drop the percent sign.
Write 65% as a decimal number.
- First, divide the number by 100 by moving the decimal point to the left two places:
65 ÷ 100 = 0.65
- Drop the percent sign to get a final answer of 0.65.