A number can be expressed as a fraction, a decimal, or a percent. For example, 1/2 = 0.5 = 50 percent. Carpenters need to be able to convert decimals to percents, especially when figuring expenses and income related to a job. Percent means per one hundred or by the hundred. The symbol for percent is %. A decimal is a number expressed in powers of ten.
To convert a decimal to a percent, multiply by one hundred. A quick way to do this manually is simply to move the decimal point two places to the right. If using a calculator, input the decimal and then multiply the decimal by 100. In either case, add the percent symbol to the result.
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