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### Course: Class 7 (Old)>Unit 7

Lesson 3: Percentage conversions

# Converting decimals to percents: 0.601

Percents can be written in decimal form. ​Per-cent means per-100. So, we divide the percent by 100 to get an equivalent decimal. Then, we remove the percent sign (%). For example, 65% can be converted to decimal form by solving 65÷100. So, 65%=0.65. Another way to think of dividing by 100 is moving the decimal two places to the left. Created by Sal Khan.

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• Can the percentage be more than 100 or can it not be more than 100?
• Percentages can increase above 100. 100 is one whole. A percent such as 200% can represent two wholes.
• so percents can easily be divided using fractions
• Well, yes. If you divide a percentage by another percentage, the percentages cancel out. So, for example, `37% / 10%` is identical to `37 / 10`.
• Can you have a percent with a repeating decimal?
For example,

56.333333333333...3% - is this possible in math?
• Yes, that is 56 1/3, or you can use the bar notation 56.3 with a line on top of the 3 in the tenth place.
• how to change 1.074 to percent
• 1.074 is just 1 whole plus 74 thousandths. 1 whole would be 100% and 70 thousandths would be just 7 hundredths which is 7%. 4 thousandths is just 0.4%. So 1.074 to a percentage is 107.4% Hope this helps.
• All you do is just move the decimal point 2 spaces to the right to make a percent.
• how to calculate 2/3% of 741
• You do 741 divided by 100 than divide that by 3 and multiply that by 2
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• Hello! I have a question. I am in Pre-AP (advanced) math for 6th graders and we are learning to divide and multiply percents. Do you go over that? I have been watching your little snip-it videos and cannot seem to find it.
• Can you please redo this video so that the mistake the speaker makes isn't there anymore? I see that text pops up explaining that he made a mistake, but nonetheless, considering many students in the public school system don't speak English as their primary or first language, something like what happened in this video can and will cause confusion.

I was actually going to add it to a Math Help Guide that I have created on Google Docs, but I'm not using this one solely because of the math mistake that the speaker makes.

You all make really great videos and work here for kids to learn math. Thank you for all that you do!