# Percent to Decimal Calculator for Converting Decimals to Percentages

This percentage to decimal converter will convert a percent into a decimal.

Plus, each conversion result substitutes the entered percentage into the percent to decimal formula and solves it.

And finally, each conversion result also includes two shortcut methods for converting the entered decimal into a percent.

If you wish to change a decimal to percent, please visit the Decimal to Percentage Converter.

## Percent to Decimal Calculator

Convert a percentage to a decimal number and see the three methods.

Special Instructions

#### Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Percent:Percent:Percentage:Percentage:

#### Percentage:

Enter the percentage (without the percent sign) you would like to convert into a decimal.

 Percentage %
Decimal:Decimal:Equivalent decimal:Equivalent decimal:

#### Equivalent decimal:

This is the decimal equivalent to the entered percentage. Note that after clicking the Convert Percent to Decimal button the percent to decimal calculator will display a detailed explanation of how it arrived at the result immediately below this line.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure online database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

## Learn

### How to convert a percent into a decimal number.

#### How to Convert a Percent to a Decimal

There are three different methods for converting percentages into decimals.

To illustrate the three methods, suppose you were asked to convert 5 percent to a decimal.

Method #1: Since "percent" means "per 100" or "over 100", we can rewrite the percentage in terms of per 100, and then divide the numerator by the denominator to get the decimal equivalent.

 5% = 5 = 0.05 100

So we can see that the percentage 5% converts to the decimal number 0.05.

Method #2: Since the essence of method #1 is to divide the percentage by 100, we can simply divide the percentage by 100 and remove the percent sign from the result.

 5 ÷ 100 = 0.05

Method #3: Since dividing any number by 100 moves the number's decimal point two places to the left, we can just move the percentage's decimal point two places to the left and remove the percent sign.

5%
<<
0.05

Or, as a second example, suppose you were asked to change 34.55 percent to a decimal.

Method #1: Since "percent" means "per 100" or "over 100", we can rewrite the percentage in terms of per 100, and then divide the numerator by the denominator to get the decimal equivalent.

 34.55% = 34.55 = 0.3455 100

So we can see that the percentage 34.55% converts to the decimal number 0.3455.

Method #2: Since the essence of method #1 is to divide the percentage by 100, we can simply divide the percentage by 100 and remove the percent sign from the result.

 34.55 ÷ 100 = 0.3455

Method #3: Since dividing any number by 100 moves the number's decimal point two places to the left, we can just move the percentage's decimal point two places to the left and remove the percent sign.

34.55%
<<
0.3455

#### Percent to Decimal Conversion Table

Based on your selections you can create your own custom percent to decimal conversion chart.

Start:
Stop:
Increment:
PercentDecimal
0.5 percent as a decimal0.005
1 percent as a decimal0.01
1.5 percent as a decimal0.015
2 percent as a decimal0.02
2.5 percent as a decimal0.025
3 percent as a decimal0.03
3.5 percent as a decimal0.035
4 percent as a decimal0.04
4.5 percent as a decimal0.045
5 percent as a decimal0.05
5.5 percent as a decimal0.055
6 percent as a decimal0.06
6.5 percent as a decimal0.065
7 percent as a decimal0.07
7.5 percent as a decimal0.075
8 percent as a decimal0.08
8.5 percent as a decimal0.085
9 percent as a decimal0.09
9.5 percent as a decimal0.095
10 percent as a decimal0.10
10.5 percent as a decimal0.105
11 percent as a decimal0.11
11.5 percent as a decimal0.115
12 percent as a decimal0.12
12.5 percent as a decimal0.125
13 percent as a decimal0.13
13.5 percent as a decimal0.135
14 percent as a decimal0.14
14.5 percent as a decimal0.145
15 percent as a decimal0.15
15.5 percent as a decimal0.155
16 percent as a decimal0.16
16.5 percent as a decimal0.165
17 percent as a decimal0.17
17.5 percent as a decimal0.175
18 percent as a decimal0.18
18.5 percent as a decimal0.185
19 percent as a decimal0.19
19.5 percent as a decimal0.195
20 percent as a decimal0.20

Change Selections

Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".