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# Converting percents to decimals: 113.9%

Sal converts 113.9% to a decimal by demonstrating how to move the decimal point. Created by Sal Khan.

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• I still don't know how to find the percent when the second number is more than 100 hundred
• 960 is what percent of 6000
To find the percentage first calculate 960/6000 = 0.16
And then move the decimal place to the right two places
960/6000 = 0.16 = 16/100 = 16%

960 is what percent of 6
You do the same thing
960/6 = 160 Now move the decimal two places to the right
960/6 = 160 = 16000/100 = 16000%

I hope that helps
• Why do we shift the decimal to the left when dividing?
• Multiplication and division are inverse operations, meaning that the opposite (or inverse) of what happens when you multiply will happen when you divide. When we multiply with a decimal, it gets shifted to the right. When dividing, it gets shifted to the left.
• how can u turn a percent into a fraction
• Hi! here are some steps. Step 1: Write down the percent divided by 100 like this: percent 100.
Step 2: If the percent is not a whole number, then multiply both top and bottom by 10 for every number after the decimal point. ...
Step 3: Simplify (or reduce) the fraction. Hope this helps.
• At you drew a =D, which looks like a smiley face. What is it?
• Where are the other videos that explain this part more in depth ?
• My question is so different can you do one with \$3.55 and 160% question?
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• What would 4% and 5% turned into two fractions?
• It would be 4/100 and 5/100, but if you wanted to add them up you would get 9/100.
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• so do you put a 0 at the begening of the whole number
• So basically you move the decimal twice if it's triple digit and once if it's double digit? Just making sure.
Ashley
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• No you move the two digit number over twice.
• What grade is this suppose to be on? .. Cause I'm in 7th and I think I'm falling behind!
• I'm in the Singaporean equivalent of 6th grade (Primary 6) and I've mastered Pre-algebra. However, I am at the top of my class for math, so I'd say that Pre-algebra (the topic) includes skills scholastically taught at 8th or 9th grade. Keep up the good work, though!
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• How do you find percent's of decimals
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• To convert a percentage into a decimal move the decimal point two places to the right twice so that the HUNDREDth place now becomes the ONEs place. Add a PERCENT SYMBOL at the end.

1 becomes 100%
5 becomes 500%
2500 becomes 25000%
.25 becomes 25%
.001 becomes .1% ( or more commonly referred to 1/10 of 1% )