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# Converting fractions, decimals, and percents

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Converting Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

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### Converting fractions, decimals, and percents

1. 1. OPERATION EXPLANATION EXAMPLE Converting a decimal to a percent Move the decimal point 2 places to the right and add a percent (%) sign. If you need to , add a zero at the end of the number to get a second decimal place. 0.123 = 12.3%
2. 2. OPERATION EXPLANATION EXAMPLE Converting a percent to a decimal Move the decimal point 2 places to the left. If you need to, put a zero to the left of the number. 5% = 0.05
3. 3. OPERATION EXPLANATION EXAMPLE Converting a fraction to a decimal Divide the numerator by the denominator using your calculator. Or find an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 10, 100, or 1000 1 8 = 0.125 2 5 = 4 10 = 0.4 12 25 = 48 100 = 0.48
4. 4. OPERATION EXPLANATION EXAMPLE Converting a percent to a fraction First, turn the percent into a decimal. Then turn the decimal into a fraction by putting it over 10, 100, or1000. Simplify if you can. 18% = 0.18 0.18 = 18 100 18 100 = 9 50