To convert a fraction into a decimal, divide the top number (numerator) by the bottom number (denominator). To convert 5/8, divide 5 by 8. The answer is .625

First we need to figure out what 2% of 1000 is. To write percent in decimal form, it becomes .02. (Just like 2 cents become .02 dollars). .02 * 1000 = 20. So 2% of 1000 is 20. We are starting with 1000, and increasing it by 2%, so 1000 + 20 = 1020.

Divide the top number by the bottom number. For example: 1/3 = 0.33 (rounded to the nearest hundreth) You often have to round off somewhere when making a decimal, but not always. For example: 1/4 = 0.25