**Changing from a percent to a decimal is best learned by seeing an example.**

**40.5% = .405 as a decimal**

**57.63% = .5763 as a decimal Look at these problems and try to guess how
percents are converted to decimals answer**

**Changing 37 1/2% to a decimal can be done in two ways.**

** 1. Convert 1/2 to .5 and replace the 1/2 in
the problem so we know have**

** 37.5% Then we
follow the above procedure and the answer is .375.**

** 2. Sometimes we need to use the
following method.**

** 23
1/8% Change this to an improper fraction
185/8 %. Don't forget the % sign. Now remove the % sign and replace
it with /100. So the problem looks like**

** 185/8/100
which means 185/8 ÷ 100 which changes to 185/8
x 1/100 and your answer is 185/800 This reduces by dividing
numerator and denominator 5. Your answer will be 37/160 = .23125**