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%