Is 17 percent of 3000.00 and 0.17 percent of 3000.00 the same answer?

No.

17% of 3000

= 17%/100% * 3000

= 0.17 * 30

= 510

0.17% of 3000

= 0.17%/100% * 3000

= 0.17 * 30

= 5.1