Decimals and Percentages

Maths with SPROALEE

Definition of a Decimal

A decimal number/ fraction is a number that is not a whole number, it is part of a number.

e.g. .1, 3.25, 0.1. To make a decimal to percentage you move the decimal point two places to the RIGHT.

Definition of a Percentage

A number that is out of a whole number.

e.g. 70%, 55%, 100%, 1%. To make a percentage into a decimal you have to move the decimal point two places to the LEFT.