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# What shortcut can be used to change a percent to a decimal and why?

Updated: 9/25/2023

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Move the decimal point two places to the left. It is the same as dividing by 100.

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Q: What shortcut can be used to change a percent to a decimal and why?
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Because when you change a fraction into a decimal and change the decimal into a percent it all adds up... Let me explain... 1/2 is a fraction The decimal of 1/2 is 0.5 Move the decimal point 2 places to the right and you get the percent of 0.5 which is 50%. Fractions and decimals are the same, they're just used in different forms.

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37.5 To solve all you have to do is take the percent and change it to a decimal (move the decimal point to the left twice [don't use the percent sign anymore]) Then you multiply the decimal that used to be the percent by the number you have. Also this one is easy because all you have to do is divide by two since 50% is 1/2. Hope this helped! :-) I belive that the answer to the question is 75/50, which is 150%. 75 is 150% of 50

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