There will be a time when the need to know how to convert a percent to a decimal will arise. Maybe it will be when trying to calculate a percentage discount on an item to be purchased. The item is 30% off, but what does that mean? How do you calculate the discount if the original price is $92? Learn how to easily convert percent to decimal by following these easy instructions. Percentage means "per 100." In other words, 50% means 50 per 100. The easiest way to convert percentage to decimal is to divide the percentage by 100 and drop the percent sign (%). So, 50% divided by 100 is .50

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