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Percentages, Fractions, and Decimal Values

# How do you change a percent to a decimal?

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###### Wiki User

###### January 25, 2011 3:31PM

As percent is "1/100ths" of something, divide the percentage by 100 (tossing out the percent sign) and you'll have the decimal equivalent. 10% = 10/100 = 1/10 = 0.1 50% = 50/100 = 5/10 = 0.5 87% = 87/100 = 87/100 = 0.87 Piece of cake, and you can handle it.