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# Converting percents to decimals: 59.2%

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## Video transcript

let's see if we can write 59.2% if we can write this as a decimal well 59.2% this literally means 59.2 per cent which literally means 59.2 per 100 which literally means 59.2 per 100 which is the same thing as fifty nine point two divided by 100 and if we were to divide 59.2 by 100 what do we get so this is the same thing as fifty nine point two divided by 100 so if we if we were to take fifty nine point two if we wanted to divide it by ten we would move the decimal over to the left once we would get five point nine two but we want to divide it by 100 so we move the decimal over to the left again we're dividing by ten once and then we're dividing by ten again divided by ten twice you're essentially dividing by 100 so you move the decimal to the left twice you get 0.592 and we'll just put a zero out here just to clarify things and we're done we've written 59.2% as a decimal we essentially just divided this by a hundred which is dividing by 10 twice moving the decimal once to the left and then another time or since we're dividing by 100 moving the decimal twice to the left and we get zero point five nine two