posted by carmen on .
how to change percentage to numbers
Move the percent sign two places to the left. Add a decimal point there.
Actually, don't move the percent sign at all. Get rid of the percent sign.
Think about what percent means:
Cent (the prefix meaning 100. Century is 100 years)
So .. when you have "per," you divide. So it's basically saying divide by 100.
If you want to change 5% into a number, take 5/100 = .05
If you want to take 542% into a number, take 542 / 100 and get 5.42
Easier way? Brittany was partially right. Just move the decimal place 2 places to the left. But unless you see why you're doing that, it won't make sense :) And be sure to NOT leave the % sign in there.
what is the best meaning of the prefix cent-?