# Category: Percents

## What is Percent

So, what is percent?

For "percent" we use symbol "%".

"Percent" means "per hundred".

In other words 1% can be written as fraction 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 decimal to percent.

Example 1. Convert 0.34 to percents.

Recall that p%=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 percent to decimal.

Example 1. Convert 35% to decimal.

Recall that percent is one hundredth.

So, 35% is 35 hundredth which is 35/100=0.35.