# Category: Percents

## What is Percent

So, what is percent?

For "percent" we use a symbol "%".

"Percent" means "per hundred".

In other words ${1}\%$ can be written as fraction $\frac{{1}}{{100}}$ or decimal ${0.01}$.

So, if you have a cake and you divide it into 100 pieces. Then 1% of the cake is 1 piece.

## Converting Decimals to Percents

We already know that "percent" means per hundred.

Using this we can easily convert a decimal to a percent.

Example 1. Convert 0.34 to percents.

Recall that ${p}\%=\frac{{p}}{{100}}$.

So, what we want is to convert decimal into fraction, whose denominator equals 100.

## Converting Percents to Decimals

We already know that "percent" means per hundred.

This will help us to convert a percent to a decimal.

Example 1. Convert 35% to decimal.

Recall that percent is one hundredth.

So, 35% is 35 hundredth which is $\frac{{35}}{{100}}={0.35}$.