ANSWERS:

2 places, right, percent

(1) 1120%

(2) 346.2%

(3) .501%

(4) 6400%

(5) 5%

To convert a percent (%) to a decimal, we move the decimal point two places to the left and

drop the % sign.

(1) To convert 12.5% to a decimal, we would move the decimal point

places to the

and drop the

sign.

12.5% = .12 5% = .125

(2) Example: Convert 19.3% to a decimal.

Move the

places to the

.

Then

the percent sign.

19.3% =

NOTE: If the percent does not have at least two digits to the left of the decimal point, put in zeros

before proceeding.

Example: Change .5% to a decimal.

There are no digits to the left of the decimal point.

We need two digits there.

So we write .5% as 00.5% and then convert:

00.5% = .005

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