- The Meaning of Percent
- Converting A Fraction To A Percent
- Converting A Decimal To A Percent
- Converting A Percent To A Decimal

Summary: This module contains the an arithmetic review from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr.

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- The Meaning of Percent
- Converting A Fraction To A Percent
- Converting A Decimal To A Percent
- Converting A Percent To A Decimal

The word *percent* comes from the Latin word “per centum,” “per” meaning “for each,” and “centum” meaning “hundred.”

Percent means “for each hundred” or “for every hundred.” The symbol % is used to represent the word percent.

Thus,

We can see how a fraction can be converted to a percent by analyzing the method that

To convert a fraction to a percent, multiply the fraction by 1 in the form

Convert each fraction to a percent.

We can see how a decimal is converted to a percent by analyzing the method that

To convert a fraction to a percent, multiply the decimal by 1 in the form

Convert each decimal to a percent.

Notice that the decimal point in the original number has been moved to the right 2 places.

Notice that the decimal point in the original number has been moved to the right 2 places.

Notice that the decimal point in the original number has been moved to the right 2 places.

We can see how a percent is converted to a decimal by analyzing the method that 12% is converted to a decimal. We need to introduce

To convert a percent to a decimal, replace the % symbol with

Convert each percent to a decimal.

Notice that the decimal point in the original number has been moved to the left 2 places.

Notice that the decimal point in the original number has been moved to the left 2 places.

Notice that the decimal point in the original number has been moved to the left 2 places.

For the following problems, convert each fraction to a percent.

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8

For the following problems, convert each decimal to a percent.

14

12

For the following problems, convert each percent to a decimal.