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### Percents, Fractions, and Decimals

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- Percent: A ratio that compares a number to 100
- To change from a percent to a fraction, put the number over 100
- To change from a percent to a decimal, move the decimal to the left two spaces and add a percent sign at the end
- To change a fraction to a decimal, divide the numerator to the denominator
- To change from a fraction to percent, first change to a decimal and move the decimal to the right two spaces
- To change a decimal to a fraction, count how many numbers are behind the decimal, and put the decimal number to the power of ten as the denominator
- To change a decimal to a percent, move the decimal point two spaces to the right

### Percents, Fractions, and Decimals

48%

- [48/100]
- [(48 ÷4)/(100 ÷4)]

320%

- [320/100]
- [(320 ÷10)/(100 ÷10)] = [32/10]
- [(32 ÷2)/(10 ÷2)] = [16/5] or 3[1/5]

47%

[3/4]

350%

- [350/100]
- [(350 ÷10)/(100 ÷10)] = [35/10]
- [(35 ÷5)/(10 ÷5)] = [7/2] or 3[1/2]

[15/100]

[9/4]

- 2.25

[12/15]

- 0.8

3%

- [26/100]
- [(26 ÷2)/(100 ÷2)]

*These practice questions are only helpful when you work on them offline on a piece of paper and then use the solution steps function to check your answer.

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### Percents, Fractions, and Decimals

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- Intro 0:00
- Percents 0:06
- Changing Percent to a Fraction
- Changing Percent to a Decimal
- Fractions 4:17
- Changing Fraction to Decimal
- Changing Fraction to Percent
- Decimals 10:10
- Changing Decimal to Fraction
- Changing Decimal to Percent
- Extra Example 1: Write Each Percent as a Fraction in Simplest Form 13:29
- Extra Example 2: Write Each as a Decimal 17:09
- Extra Example 3: Write Each Fraction as a Percent 22:45
- Extra Example 4: Complete the Table 29:17

### Basic Math Online Course

### Transcription: Percents, Fractions, and Decimals

*Welcome back to Educator.com.*0000

*For the next lesson, we are going to go over percents, fractions, and decimals.*0002

*We are going to learn how to change percents into fractions and percents into decimals.*0009

*First, a percent is a ratio that compares a number to 100.*0020

*We know that this symbol right here represents percent.*0026

*To change from a percent to a fraction, all you are going to do,*0031

*since we know that a percent is a ratio of the number to 100,*0036

*to change a percent to a fraction, all you have to do is drop this little symbol and put the number over 100.*0042

*If I have 17 percent, all I have to do is take this number and put it over 100 and then simplify.*0051

*That becomes my fraction.*0060

*If I have let's say 50 percent, to change this to a fraction, I am just going to take the number.*0064

*I am going to drop this percent sign.*0073

*Since I am changing it to a fraction, I no longer need the percent.*0075

*Going to put it 50/100; 50/100, I know I can simplify that.*0079

*I know that 50 goes into both numbers.*0087

*I can divide the top and the bottom by 50.*0090

*50 divided by 50 is 1.*0095

*100 divided by 50 is 2 because 50 fits into 100 two times.*0099

*50 percent into a fraction becomes 1/2.*0105

*That is how you change from a percent to a fraction.*0111

*To change from a percent to a decimal, we are going to divide it by 100.*0115

*We are actually going to put it over 100, but we are actually going to divide it.*0124

*To divide it, whenever you divide a number by 100, you just move the decimal point to the left two spaces.*0131

*If you get confused which way to move it, just know that percent is always a bigger number than a decimal.*0142

*Decimals are small; percents are always bigger.*0149

*In order to make this number, because it is a percent...*0155

*If I change it to a decimal, then I have to make it smaller.*0157

*Think that you are going to make it smaller.*0160

*When you make it smaller, you have to move the decimal over to the left so that the number will get smaller.*0162

*Again the decimal point here, if you don't see one, it is always at the end.*0170

*There is always an invisible decimal there.*0175

*I am going to write in my decimal point.*0179

*Then I am going to move it two spaces to the left.*0182

*It is going to go one; that is one number; that is one space.*0185

*Two, that is another space; 17 percent becomes 0.17.*0189

*Again just two spaces to the left because percent is bigger than the decimal.*0199

*You have to make it smaller by moving it to the left.*0204

*Another number, if I have let's say 5 percent, remember drop the percent sign.*0209

*Then you are going to move the decimal point; let me write it out here.*0216

*5, the decimal point is at the end of it, end of the number.*0221

*You are going to go one and then two; then put that point there.*0225

*But since there is an empty space here, I have to fill it in with a 0.*0230

*5 percent becomes 0.05; that is the decimal.*0235

*Again percent to a fraction, all you have to do is put the number over 100.*0243

*To change it from a percent to a decimal, you just move it to the left two spaces.*0250

*For fractions, if I want to change a fraction to a decimal,*0259

*I am going to think of this little bar, that fraction line, as divide.*0266

*It is just going to be A divided by B.*0271

*You are actually going to divide it.*0274

*It is going to be A divided by B.*0276

*Again fraction to a decimal, you are going to just divide the top number into the bottom number.*0280

*Here is a fraction here; 3/4, I am going to divide 3 and 4.*0286

*It is going to be 3 divided by 4.*0294

*Make sure, make sure this top number, even though it is smaller, this top number has to always go inside.*0296

*When you divide, 3 inside; 4 on the outside.*0303

*The top number gets to go inside.*0312

*This number is bigger than the number inside; but that is OK.*0318

*Remember here the decimal point is always at the end of a number.*0324

*If you don't see it, it is always at the end.*0327

*When you have a decimal point, you can always put 0s behind it as many as you want.*0330

*I can put a hundred 0s if I want to.*0338

*I am not going to; but I could if I want to.*0341

*It is OK for you to put 0s at the end of it*0345

*as long as it is behind the decimal point and it is at the end.*0349

*Here remember if I want to divide the decimal, I have to bring this decimal point up.*0353

*I know 4 goes into 3 zero times; it doesn't fit into 3.*0360

*But 4 goes into 30 how many times?*0365

*4 times 6 is 24; 4 times 7 is 28; 4 times 8 is 32.*0370

*I know that this is 7; 4 times 7 is 28.*0378

*If I subtract it, I get 2; bring down this 0.*0385

*4 goes into 20 five times; that becomes 20; you subtract it; it becomes 0.*0390

*3/4 then becomes this number here; becomes 0.75; that becomes my decimal.*0400

*Again fraction to decimal, you are going to do the top number divided by the bottom number.*0413

*Solve it out; you are going to get your decimal.*0419

*Usually it keeps going; let's say it doesn't give you a remainder of 0.*0423

*Then you end up having to keep going.*0430

*Usually you are going to only write it maybe two or three numbers after the decimal place.*0433

*It depends on what your teacher wants.*0439

*If your teacher says two numbers behind the decimal point, then two numbers.*0441

*Three numbers, then three numbers; make sure you round it though.*0447

*The last number, you are going to have to round it based on the number behind it.*0451

*You are going to either keep it as a 5 or you are going to round it up.*0455

*This right here, I can only write 2 because it stopped.*0460

*The remainder became a 0; I don't have to keep going.*0466

*That would just be my answer; I am done.*0469

*If I want to change a fraction to a percent, I have to first change my fraction to a decimal.*0473

*I am going to do exactly what I did up here.*0483

*Then I am going to change my decimal to a percent by moving it to the right two spaces.*0486

*I am going to move the decimal point over to the right two spaces.*0497

*Remember to change from a percent to a decimal, I moved it to the left two spaces.*0500

*Decimal point, left two spaces.*0514

*But if I am doing the opposite, if I am going to from decimal to a percent,*0523

*it is the same thing, but then I have to get bigger.*0532

*Remember decimal is smaller than the percent.*0534

*I have to go to the right to make it bigger; right two spaces.*0537

*Decimal place is going to go to the right.*0543

*Again change your fraction to a decimal.*0545

*3/5, if you divide it, it becomes 0.6; 0.6.*0551

*Then I am going to move it to the right two spaces.*0557

*It is going to go one, two; there is my new decimal point.*0560

*Again I have empty space; I have to fill it with a 0.*0565

*This 0 in the front, I can just drop that because 060 is the same thing as 60.*0568

*If a 0 is in the front, then that doesn't really matter.*0576

*You can just let it go; just drop it; erase it; this becomes 60 percent.*0579

*If I have another decimal, let's say I have 0.50.*0588

*Again you are going to take this; you are going to go one, two.*0598

*Leave it there; it is going to become 50 percent.*0601

*Now decimals.*0611

*To change a decimal to a fraction, you are going to count how many numbers you have behind the decimal point.*0614

*If I have 0s at the end here, remember you can add 0s at the end of a number, behind the decimal point.*0625

*You don't have to count those; just count the numbers here.*0631

*I have one, two; I have two numbers behind the decimal point.*0638

*That means I am going to put this number 15 without the decimal point over two 0s.*0642

*I have to put 1 in front of it; it is going to be 100.*0652

*If I have 0.155 and I want to change this to a fraction, I have one, two, three numbers behind the decimal point.*0656

*Then I am going to take that number; put it on top.*0670

*On the bottom, I am going to put three 0s.*0673

*That is going to be 1000.*0677

*One, two, three 0s with the 1 in front of it, that is 1000.*0679

*This would be your fraction; this is 0.15; 15/100.*0684

*Again since it is a fraction, you have to simplify it.*0691

*You are going to see a common factor.*0697

*What number goes into both 15 and 100?*0700

*I know that 5 goes into 15 and 5 goes into 100.*0703

*I can divide both top and bottom by 5.*0708

*This becomes... 15 divided by 5 is 3; over... 100 divided by 5 is 20.*0713

*That becomes your fraction.*0724

*Then to change a decimal to a percent, again we already went over this.*0730

*Decimal to a percent, you are going to remember take the decimal point and move it to the right two spaces.*0734

*Again if you get confused which one do I move to the right and which one do I move to the left?*0742

*It is always going to be two spaces.*0746

*But it depends on what you are changing it to.*0749

*Always think that to percent is bigger than the decimal; decimals are small.*0753

*Think of change like 15 cents; that is small; decimal points are small.*0758

*You want to make the number bigger.*0764

*The way to make the number bigger is to move the decimal point over to the right to make it whole numbers.*0767

*You go one, two; then decimal point at the end of 15.*0775

*It becomes 15 percent.*0780

*If I have a decimal point 0.155, to change it to a percent, you are going to go one, two again.*0783

*That is going to become 15.5 percent.*0791

*Even though you still see a decimal, this is still percent because you moved it two spaces.*0798

*Anytime you move the decimal point two spaces to the right, it becomes a percent.*0802

*Let's do some examples; write each percent as a fraction in simplest form.*0809

*Remember percents, you always just put it over 100.*0815

*No matter what, you are always going to just put it over 100.*0820

*Take this number 42; we are going to get rid of that percent sign.*0824

*We are changing it to a fraction; it is going to be 42/100.*0830

*Always just put it over 100.*0835

*These are both even numbers; I know that I can simplify.*0838

*Since they are both even... this one ends in a 2; this one ends in a 0.*0843

*They are both even numbers; I can divide each of them by 2.*0848

*42 divided by 2; 2 goes into 4 two times; becomes 4.*0853

*I am going to bring down the 2; 2 goes into 2 one time.*0864

*42 divided by 2 is 21; over... 100 divided by 2.*0868

*You are cutting it in half; 100, cut it in half is 50.*0875

*My answer is 21/50; that is simplest form.*0881

*Same thing here; 10 percent, we are going to write it over 100.*0892

*Percent to a fraction, you always just put it over 100.*0896

*If I have a 0 on top and a 0 on the bottom, I can just cross out the 0s.*0901

*This is going to be 1/10; 10 percent to a fraction is 1/10.*0907

*Same thing here; I take this whole number, 220; put it over 100.*0918

*0 on the top; 0 on the bottom; I can't do it like this.*0925

*If I have 0 here, 0 here, I can't cross out those two.*0932

*One has to be on the top and one has to be on the bottom for you to be able to cross it out.*0936

*This is 22/10; but then look.*0941

*This is called an improper fraction because the top number is bigger than the bottom number.*0946

*I need to change it to a mixed number.*0952

*In order for me to change it, I want to see how many times does 10 fit into 22?*0955

*There is going to be leftovers; but how many times can it fit into 22?*0963

*10 times 2 is 20; that is going to be two whole numbers.*0969

*How many are remaining?--2; there is 2 leftovers.*0975

*Over... keep the same denominator, 10.*0982

*2/10, I can simplify this because they are both even.*0989

*2 goes into both the top and the bottom; this becomes 2.*0992

*2 divided by 2 is 1; over 5; this is my answer.*0997

*Again all I did was put this number over 100, just like I always do when I change percent to fraction.*1002

*I crossed out the 0 at the top and the bottom 0; it is 22/10.*1009

*Then I just changed it to a mixed number; it became 2 and 2/10.*1016

*Then simplified this fraction; 2/10 became 1/5.*1023

*Write each as a decimal; percent to a decimal.*1031

*Again percent to a decimal, that is when you...*1037

*Decimal to percent or percent to decimal, that is just when you move the decimal point two spaces.*1040

*But percents remember are bigger than the decimal.*1046

*I have to turn this number, to change it to a decimal, I have to make this number smaller.*1049

*Remember smaller means move the decimal point to the left; that makes it smaller.*1054

*Take the 68 percent; I am going to put my decimal point here because I don't see it.*1061

*It is always at the end; then I go one, two, point.*1067

*To write it again, it just becomes 0.68; that is my decimal number.*1073

*Now I have a fraction.*1085

*To change it to a decimal, I just need to divide these two numbers, 5 divided by 8.*1086

*Let's do it right here so I have some space to work with.*1096

*Here 5 inside; the top number always goes inside; 8 on the outside.*1100

*Again I need to make this longer.*1108

*Decimal point is at the end of the number.*1110

*I can put as many 0s as I want as long as it is at the end of a number and behind the decimal point.*1114

*Bring the decimal up; 8 goes into 50 how many times?*1123

*I know that 8 times 5 is 40; 8 times 6 is 48.*1128

*8 times 7 is 56; so I know it is 6.*1137

*This is 48; if I subtract, then I get 2; I bring down the 0.*1141

*How many times does 8 fit into 20?*1150

*8 times 2 is 16; 8 times 3 is 24; it has to be 2.*1156

*That becomes 16; subtract it; I get 4.*1162

*Remember I can add another 0 if I would like; put a 0 there.*1167

*8 goes into 40 five times; that goes in evenly; I have 0 left.*1171

*My answer here, 5/8, becomes 0.625.*1180

*I could put a 0 here if I want to.*1188

*I could put a 0 here if I want to in the front because that just means zero whole numbers; zero 1s.*1191

*Percent, again percent to decimal, you are just moving the decimal point over.*1203

*Make it smaller; so two spaces to the left.*1207

*340, the decimal point is right here at the end; go one, two.*1212

*To write it again, it becomes 3.40 or 3.4.*1219

*I don't have to write the 0.*1224

*Remember it is behind the decimal point and at the end of a number.*1225

*For this one, again 3 divided by 50; let's do it here.*1233

*Put the top number inside; 50 goes on the outside.*1243

*Point, decimal at the end; I can add a few 0s if I want.*1253

*50 goes into 30... 30 is too small; it is smaller than 50.*1259

*50 goes into 30 zero times.*1266

*I put a 0 on top of this to represent that I am talking about 30.*1268

*That is 0 times 50 is 0; subtract it; I get 30.*1274

*Bring down this 0; how many times does 50 go into 300?*1282

*I know that 5 times 6 is 30; let's try that.*1292

*50 times 6; 0; 30; yes, 50 times 6 is 30.*1299

*50 times 6 is... I'm sorry... 300; then that is going to become 0.*1307

*I don't need to bring anything else down because I have no remainders.*1318

*3 divided by 50 is 0.06; this 0, you cannot drop.*1323

*You have to have this 0 because that is between a decimal and another number.*1331

*If the 0 was right here, then you can drop this.*1337

*You don't have to put that there because it is at the end of a number and behind the decimal point.*1341

*This 0 is not at the end of a number because there is another number here.*1346

*But this one you can put because that just means zero whole numbers, zero 1s.*1351

*That you can write there if you would like.*1357

*That is a decimal for that fraction.*1362

*Write each fraction as a percent.*1367

*Here anytime you want to go to percent, you always need a decimal.*1372

*I have a fraction; I need to change it first to a decimal*1381

*so that I can just move the decimal point two spaces and make that into a percent.*1385

*Change this to a decimal.*1393

*99 divided by 100, this is going to be... decimal point at the end; put a 0 here.*1396

*100 goes into 99 zero times; 100 goes into 990 nine times.*1415

*Bring the decimal point up because 9 times 100 is 900.*1426

*Subtract it; 090; bring down another 0; 100 goes into 900 nine times.*1433

*Here this is 0.99 in decimal; but remember we are changing it to percent.*1448

*I need to move the decimal over which way?--left?*1457

*No, right, because again percent is bigger than decimal.*1460

*You have to make the number bigger by moving it to the right.*1463

*This becomes 99 percent.*1466

*That would be the same thing from a percent into a fraction.*1475

*Remember how we just always put it over 100.*1478

*See how that is 99 over 100.*1480

*The next one, 6 divided by 5 first.*1484

* 6 inside; the top number goes inside; 5 on the outside.*1490

*Decimal point at the end; bring it up; 5 goes into 6 one time.*1496

*That becomes 5; subtract it; write the 1.*1505

*I can add a 0 here because it is behind the decimal point; bring it down.*1510

*5 goes into 10 two times; that becomes 10; subtract it; I get no remainders.*1516

*My decimal or this fraction is 1.2.*1525

*Again to change it to percent, I am going to move the decimal point right here.*1532

*Two spaces to the right to make it bigger; it goes one, two.*1536

*Again I have empty space here; I have to put a 0 there.*1542

*This is 120 percent.*1548

*This next one, this one is going to be a little bit harder.*1558

*14 divided by 15; remember that the top number has to go inside.*1563

*Decimal at the end; add 0s; 15 goes into 14 zero times.*1571

*Bring the decimal point up; how about to 140?-*1580

*Let's see; I know that if I multiply this by 10, I get 150.*1587

*Let me just try something a little bit smaller than 10 because this 140 is smaller than 150.*1597

*I am going to try 9; 15 times 9 is 45.*1604

*9 times 1 is 9; add 4 is 13; 135.*1611

*Isn't that only five away from 140?*1619

*I know that 9 has to be the correct number; that is the closest one.*1622

*That is 135; subtract it; I get 5; bring down the 0.*1629

*15 goes into 50 how many times?--15 times... let's see... 3 is 5.*1638

*How about 3?--it is 45; that is only 5 away from 50.*1654

*Then 3 has to be the correct answer; 3, you get 45.*1662

*Subtract it; I get another 5; you can add a 0; bring it down.*1670

*I know that again it is 3; 45; 5.*1677

*It is going to keep going; 0; bring down the 0; 3.*1686

*I can just stop here because I have enough numbers to give me my decimal.*1696

*Again if I just want to make it 0.93, two or three decimal places,*1701

*if I want to stop here, then I can just base this number on that, the one behind it.*1711

*It is smaller than 5; it will just stay a 3.*1716

*If this number where the arrow is pointing to, if that number was 5 or bigger, I can round it up to 0.94.*1720

*I can do 0.93 or I can do 0.933; decimal.*1727

*But again I am changing it to percent; this is going to go one, two.*1734

*There is the new decimal point right there; 93.3 percent.*1740

*I can drop the 0 because it is in the front; that doesn't mean anything.*1747

*There is my answer.*1753

*Here we have a table; the first problem, 50 percent.*1760

*I want to change it to a fraction and decimal.*1769

*Same thing here; this is a decimal.*1772

*I want to write this as a fraction and as a percent.*1774

*I have to fill in all these.*1780

*Percent to a fraction.*1783

*Remember anytime I want to change a percent to a fraction, I just put it over 100.*1786

*This will be 50/100; that is it; but I just have to simplify.*1791

*50/100, again 50 goes into both the top and the bottom; I can just divide.*1799

*This is just 1/2.*1807

*To change it to a decimal, you can do two things; you can move this.*1812

*Remember percent to decimal, you move it to the left two spaces.*1819

*Or from a fraction to a decimal, you just divide, top number divided by bottom number.*1823

*This is easier because all I have to do is move this decimal point.*1828

*It starts right here at the end; it goes one and two.*1833

*The decimal point is going to be right in front of the 5.*1838

*0.50; you can leave it like that.*1841

*Or you can drop this 0 because the 0 is at the end of a number.*1847

*It is behind the decimal point.*1852

*This will be 0.50 or 0.5; that is part two.*1854

*The next one, 0.07, that is the decimal.*1864

*I want to change it to a percent; again I am making it bigger.*1868

*That means I have to move the decimal point over to the right to make it bigger.*1872

*Two spaces; it is going to go one, two.*1877

*It is going to go right there, right behind the 7.*1881

*07 percent or 07 is the same thing as... let me just erase the 0.*1885

*7 percent is the same thing as 7 percent.*1896

*I can just leave it like that.*1899

*To change this to a fraction, remember percent to a fraction, you just put it over 100.*1903

*Or from a decimal to a fraction, remember you count the number of numbers behind the decimal point.*1912

*That is two; you are going to put two 0s in the denominator.*1917

*Either way it is the same thing; it is 7/100.*1921

*See if you can simplify; no, because there is no common factors.*1926

*No numbers that go into both 7 and 100; so that is it.*1931

*The third one, same thing here; percent to a fraction; put this number over 100.*1938

*8... let me write that over; 8/100.*1945

*Here we have both even numbers; divide this top and the bottom by 2.*1955

*8 divided by 2 is 4; over... 100 divided by 2 is 50.*1962

*Look, I can simplify this again because top and the bottom number are both even again.*1971

*Divide this by 2; I know that 4 divided by 2 is 2.*1977

*50 divided by 2 is 25 because that is half of 50.*1983

*This is my answer.*1988

*Then to decimal; here I make it smaller.*1992

*Move it to the left two spaces; it is going to go one and two.*1996

*See how from right here, it went one; then it went two with an empty space.*2002

*It has to be 0.08 because you have to fill in the empty space with a 0.*2008

*8 percent; at the end, one, two, decimal point; fill in this space with 0.*2016

*The last one, from a fraction to percent and decimal.*2027

*In order for me to go from a fraction to a percent, I have to give the decimal point first.*2035

*Divide; 4 inside; 5 outside; point; bring it up; put a 0.*2041

*5 goes into 4 zero times; 5 goes into 40... 5 times 8 is 40.*2052

*If we subtract it, you get a remainder of 0; that means I am done.*2064

*My decimal is going to be 0.8 or 0.8; it is the same thing.*2069

*Then from decimal to percent, make it bigger.*2077

*0.8; that means I have to move it to the right two spaces.*2082

*I go one, two; empty space; put a 0; becomes 80 percent.*2086

*That is it for this lesson; thank you for watching Educator.com.*2101

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Post by Alexander Toledo on May 8, 2013

isn't it 220/1000?

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Post by judy lee on September 6, 2011

What about whole numbers????????????????????