# Percents Part 1

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In this lesson on percents, we learn the meaning of percent and how to write it as a fraction or decimal. The percent symbol can be thought of as "per 100," or "out of 100," and can be replaced with "divided by 100." To write a percent as a fraction, we simply write it as a numerator over 100 and reduce it. To write a percent as a decimal, we move the decimal point two places to the left. The lesson provides several examples and offers shortcuts for those who want to bypass the extra steps.

Lesson Description:

Meaning of Percent, and how to write as a fraction or decimal.

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• What is a percent?
• How do you write a percent as a fraction?
• How do you write a percent as a decimal?
• How do you write 30% as a fraction and as a decimal?
• How do you write 26% as a fraction and as a decimal?
• How do you write 32% as a fraction and as a decimal?
• How do you write 17% as a fraction and as a decimal?
• How do you write 6% as a fraction and as a decimal?
• How do you write 200% as a fraction and as a decimal?
• What does per cent mean?
• Why is % the same as /100?
• How do you convert a percent to a decimal by moving the decimal point to the left?
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This lesson is a great introduction to percents and how to write percents as a decimal and fraction. Several example problems are shown and converted. The meaning of a percent is explained very well in this introduction. This is a very good place to start if you are just learning about percents.