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Q: Is it mathematically correct to say move the decimal point?

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When converting a percent to a decimal you don't necessarily move the decimal point. It has nothing to do with it.

When changing a decimal into a percent, you can move the decimal point to the right two times, and then add the percent sign. Correct answer: 237%

The decimal point moves two places to the right.

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You move the decimal point over two places because a percent means per 100 so therefore you move the decimal point over to the hundredth place

You move the decimal point three places to the right.

You actually move the decimal point two places.

When you move a decimal point to the right you are multiplying a number by 10. For example, take 3.4. If you move the decimal point to the right you get 34. This is the same as: 3.4x10 = 34. Reversing this, you are dividing by 10 by moving the decimal point to the left. For example, take 73. If you move the decimal point to the right you get 7.3. This is the same as: 73/10 = 7.3. If you move a decimal point 2 spaces to the right, you are multiplying by 100, or more generally if you move the decimal point n spaces to the right, you are multiplying by 10^n.

why does multiplying numbers by ten move the decimal point to the right

28.6% is 0.286 as a decimal.Tip: Move the decimal point twice to the left when converting into decimal; move the decimal point twice to the right when converting into percentage.

Move the decimal point three place to the left.

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