Percentages, Fractions, and Decimal Values

# What is the process of changing a fraction to a decimal or to a percent?

###### Wiki User

###### December 14, 2008 6:56PM

given the fraction is 1/5

you divide 1 by 5 and get .2

to turn .2 to a percentage add a 0 to the end and remove the decimal point

the answer is 20%

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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### When changing a percent to a decimal why do you have to move the decimal 2 places?

A percent is simply a decimal number written as a number over
100.
For example, .8 = eight tenths = 8/10 = 80/100 = 80 percent.
Notice, to get from the original .8 to our answer in percent, we
just moved the decimal two places to the right (.8 -> 8. ->
80.)
So, to change a percent to a decimal, you just reverse the
process, so you move the decimal two places to the left.
80 percent -> 8 -> .8 (as a decimal)
or 65 percent -> 6.5 -> .65 (as a decimal)