## What does percent mean?

Percent means 'per hundred.' So, we can replace a percent sign with 'per hundred.'

**Example:**

## Writing percents as decimals

To write a percent as a decimal, we divide the percent by $100$.

**Example 1**

Let's convert $42\%$ to a decimal:

**Example 2**

Let's convert $370\%$ to a decimal:

*Want to learn more about writing percents as decimals? Check out this video.*

## Practice

*Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.*

## Writing decimals as percents

To write a decimal as a percent, we multiply the decimal by $100$.

**Example 1**

Let's convert $0.03$ to a percent:

$0.03\times100=3$

$0.03=3\%$

$0.03=3\%$

**Example 2**

Let's convert $5.8$ to a percent:

$5.8\times100=580$

$5.8=580\%$

$5.8=580\%$

*Want to learn more about writing decimals as percents? Check out this video.*

## Practice

*Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.*