What Are Percents and Decimals ?
What are percents and decimals? The answer is not too complicated, trust me! Fractions, decimals, and percents are rational numbers representing different parts of the whole.
You can recognize a percent by its symbol: %
Examples of percents: 50% , 75%, 23%, 100%, 8% …
You can recognize a decimal by the decimal point.
Examples of decimals: 0.5 , 38.789 , 0.0063 , 902.1
In the following pictures the unit is represented by the entire circle. Notice how the yellow slice can be expressed in three different ways: as a fraction, a percent, or a decimal.
Operations with Decimals
To learn how to
add and subtract decimals
click on
this link
and watch the first video.
To learn how to
multiply and divide decimals
click on
this link
and watch the second and the third videos. Click
here
to play
fun games
on this topic.
Decimals can be changed to fractions and vice versa.
Watch the following two videos to learn how to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to percents:
Changing Decimals to Percents
Changing Fractions to Percents
