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# Converting decimals to percents: 1.501

Sal converts 1.501 to a percent. Created by Sal Khan.

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• did you know that there is a sign called a permille ‰ (per thousand) and a permyriad ‱ (per ten thousand)? I was wondering if you could also use those to convert fractions.
• That is an interesting idea. I think you still could do it the almost exact same way as Sal demonstrates in the video, but just change 100 to 1,000 or 10,000 based on which symbol thingy you use. Hope this helped!
• is there another way to find the perimeter
• there is L and W witch means Length (L) and Width (W), length means how tall it is,and width means how big it is.you can do p = l + l + w + w, or p = 2 (l + w) + 2 (l + w)
• Can you have 150 percent
• Yes, you may. 100% is just saying the number's "full value", but that doesn't mean that you can't go beyond that!

150% is also equal to 1 1/2, right?
So 150% of a number is also 1 1/2 of a number.

For example:
150% (or 1 1/2) of 12 would be 18, which you could solve by doing 12*3/2. The answer to that is 36/2, which you can simplify to 18. So 18 is 150% of 12, which is allowed in math~
• I don't really get this video. It's a bit confusing for me. Can someone help?
• In order to convert a decimal to a fraction, you just move the decimal 2 places to the right. For example to turn the decimal 0.01 into a percent, you move the decimal 2 places to the right or multiple 0.01 by 100. Either way you get 1%.
• why do we multiply by a hundred?
• Because the the word per,but cent means 100.Thats why we multiply by 100 and also multiplying by 100 we will get the answer
• 0.30 is 30% so 30% get changed to a decimal it will be 0.30
• why is 1.501 being divided by 1 or whatever
• how does this whole thing work?
• im stuck on conveting fractions to a deimal. i dont know how to do it and the video did not explain it enough. 😕