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The Converting percents to decimals exercise appears under the 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise practices the conversion of percentages into decimals.

Types of Problems

There is one type of problem in this exercise:

  1. Change the percentage into a decimal: This problem provides a percentage statement. The user is asked to convert this into a decimal and write it in the provided box.
    Cptd

    Convert the percentage into a decimal

Strategies

This exercise is easy to get accuracy badges and speed badges because there is only one type of problem and the conversion is very simple.

  1. To change a percentage into a decimal, students should move the decimal two spots to the left.
  2. It is not necessary to provide a zero in front of the decimal point.

Real-life Applications

  1. Fractions, decimals, and percents are used in many sports such as basketball to determine how many field goals the player has made over how many they attempted.
  2. Decimals are very common in shopping. Price tags, food labels, and receipts all contain decimals.
  3. At gas pumps, decimals are used to show how much gas is pumped and much it costs per gallon.

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