The word percent means “hundredths” or “divided by 100.” The symbol % is used to represent percent.

39% means 39 divided by 100 or

To convert a **percentage to a decimal**, remove the percent sign and divide by 100. (You can achieve the same result by moving the decimal point two places to the left.)

16.2% = 0.162

25 % = 0.25

To convert a **decimal to a percentage**, multiply by 100 and add a percent sign. (You can achieve the same result by moving the decimal point two places to the right.)

0.065 = 6.5%

3.75 = 375%

To change a fraction** into a percentage**, divide to find its decimal equivalent and then change the decimal to the percentage.

15/20 = 0.75 = 75%