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

Inside Collection (Textbook): Elementary Algebra

Summary: This module is from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr. This chapter contains many examples of arithmetic techniques that are used directly or indirectly in algebra. Since the chapter is intended as a review, the problem-solving techniques are presented without being developed. Therefore, no work space is provided, nor does the chapter contain all of the pedagogical features of the text. As a review, this chapter can be assigned at the discretion of the instructor and can also be a valuable reference tool for the student.

- 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.

15

8

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

14

12

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

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