Decimal to Percent Converter
Use this online converter to easily convert decimals to percentages.
Conversion of decimals to percentages
Percentages and decimal numbers are heavily used in science, engineering, statistics, in business and financial calculations, as well as everyday life. Conversion from decimals to percentages is often needed to compare ratios or rates, or to more easily communicate them to people.
The mathematical operation for this is easy, since percentages are nothing else but fractions with a denominator of 100, which can easily be expressed as decimals. Previously that fact was contained in the name "per centum", which then became "per cent", and finally the modern "percent" became widely used. It still means the same: "per one hundred", so 50% is just 50 out of 100. Therefore, the conversion is just from the fraction equivalent of the decimal number, which has one denominator to a fraction with a denominator of 100.
How to convert decimal to percent
As explained, the conversion is trivial mathematically and consists of simple multiplication by one hundred. It can be performed by simply moving the decimal point to the right, with the help of a calculator, or by using our decimal to percent converter above.
Sample task: convert 0.10 to percentage. Solution:
decimal * 100 = %
0.1 decimal * 100 = 10 %
0.1 decimal is equal to 10 %
Decimal to percent conversion table
|1 dec||100 %|
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