Finding the percentage of a decimal value is extremely easy, and yet there is a buzz among students that it is difficult. The procedure of finding the percentage of any decimal value requires practice. It is often used by students all around the world is estimating their grades after annual examinations. For converting any decimal into a percent, the first thing that you need to do is multiply the decimal value by 100 and then add the % sign at the end of it. The easiest way to multiply by 100 is by moving the decimal point to two places on the right. Try doing it with some examples: 1. What percent of a dollar are 76 cents? $1.00 = 1.0. 76 cents = .76. Solution: 76% of the dollar is 76 cents. The solution to the problem above shouldn't come as a surprise. The reason being dollars, cents and percentages are all based on the number 100. 2. For other complex problems where the numbers are: 0.1958, 0.007, 0.05623 and 0.071362 are 19.58%, 7%, 5.623% and 7.1362%.
Moving between decimal and percentage form is just a move of the decimals two places. A percentage is based on the ratio value over 100. This means that if you have 25% it is equal to 25/100 or 0.25 (in decimal form). As you can see a percentage to a decimal is just a move of the decimal place two places to the left. You guessed it, to change from decimal to a percentage just move the decimal two places to the right. These worksheets explain how to calculate percentages that include decimals and convert between percentage and decimals. Students will also convert between percentages, fractions, and decimals, and solve for missing variables in equations.