
Writing Decimals
as Percents 

Unit 4
> Lesson 3 of 9 
Problem:

What percent
of a dollar is 76 cents?



$1.00 = 1.0 

76 cents = .76 

.76 = 76% 
Solution:

76% of a dollar is 76 cents.

The solution to the above problem is not surprising, since dollars, cents and
percents are all based on the number 100. To convert a decimal to a percent, multiply the decimal
by 100, then add on the % symbol. An easy way to multiply a decimal by 100 is to move the
decimal point two places to the right. This is done in the example below.

Example 1:

Write each decimal as a percent: .
93, .08, .67, .41



Solution 
Decimal 
Percent 
.93 
93% 
.08 
08% 
.67 
67% 
.41 
41% 

Each decimal in Example 1 went out two places to the right of the decimal point. However, a decimal
can have any number of places to the right of the decimal point. Let's look at Examples 2 and 3 below.

Example 2:

Write each decimal as a percent:
.786, .002, .059, .8719



Solution 
Decimal 
Percent 
.7860 
78.6% 
.0020 
.2% 
.0590 
5.9% 
.8719 
87.19% 

Example 3:

Write each decimal as a percent:
.1958, .007, .05623, .071362



Solution 
Decimal 
Percent 
.195800 
19.58% 
.007000 
.7% 
.056230 
5.623% 
.071362 
7.1362% 

Summary:

To write a decimal as a percent, multiply it by 100, then add on the % symbol. To multiply a decimal
by 100, move the decimal point two places to the right. Do not forget to include the
percent symbol when writing a percent.

Exercises
Directions: Read each question below. Select your answer by clicking on its button. Feedback to your answer
is provided in the RESULTS BOX. If you make a mistake, choose a different button.

1. Which of the following is equal to .475?


2. Which of the following is equal to .0671?


3. Which of the following is equal to .9004?


4. What percent of a dollar is a quarter?


5. What percent of a dollar is a nickel?


This lesson is by Gisele Glosser. You can find me on Google.
