# Decimal to Percent Calculator

## Calculator Use

Convert decimals to percentages with this calculator. Input a decimal number to convert both the whole number and decimal part of the number to a percent value.

### How to Convert a Decimal to Percent:

Multiply by 100 to convert a number from decimal to percent then add a percent sign %.

- Converting from a decimal to a percentage is done by multiplying the decimal value by 100 and adding %.
- Example: 0.10 becomes 0.10 x 100 = 10%
- Example: 0.675 becomes 0.675 x 100 = 67.5%
- The
**shortcut**to convert from decimal to percent is to move the decimal point 2 places to the right and add a percent sign.

### How to Convert a Percent to a Decimal:

Divide by 100 to convert a percent to a decimal and remove the percent sign %.

- Converting from a percent to a decimal is done by removing the percent sign % and dividing the value by 100.
- Example: 15.6% becomes 15.6 / 100 = 0.156
- Example: 235% becomes 235 / 100 = 2.35
- The
**shortcut**to convert from a percent to a decimal is to move the decimal point 2 places to the left and remove the percent sign.

### Express 0.5 as a percent

The mathematical process in converting a decimal to a percent is as follows:

Convert 0.5 to a percent:

"Percent" means "per 100" or "over 100". So, to convert 0.5 to percent we rewrite 0.5 in terms of "per 100" or over 100.

Multiply 0.5 by 100/100. Since 100/100 = 1, we are only multiplying by 1 and not changing the value of our number.

\[ \frac{0.5}{1} \times \frac{100}{100} = \frac{50}{100} \]50/100 is 50 over 100 and means 50 per 100.

50 "per 100" means 50 "percent" or 50%.

Therefore, we have shown that

## Related Calculators

To convert a percent to a decimal see the Percent to Decimal Calculator.

## References

Khan Academy: Converting decimals to percents: 0.601; Note: All Khan Academy content is available for free at www.khanacademy.org

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Furey, Edward "Decimal to Percent Calculator"; from *https://www.calculatorsoup.com* - Online Calculator Resource.