How to Convert a Percentage to a Decimal

Converting a Percentage to a Decimal

A percentage can be converted to a decimal.

How to Convert a Percentage to a Decimal

Converting a percentage to a decimal is easy. Divide the percentage by 100.

Question

What is 20% as a decimal?

Step-by-Step:

1

Divide the percentage (20) by 100.

20 ÷ 100 = 0.2

Note: Do not write the % (percent) sign after the decimal.

Answer:

20% converted to a decimal is 0.2.

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What is a percentage?