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The number to the immediate right of the decimal point is in the tenths spot. The second to the right is the hundredths spot.

So if one has the decimal number .17, this is 17/100ths.

Now "percent" is actually latin, "per centum", meaning "out of 100". So 17/100ths is 17 per 100, or 17 per centum, or 17 percent.

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