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



Practice this lesson by playing several interesting games about decimals, fractions, and percents.

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