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Compare Percentages and Decimals

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Grade 7 Ratios - 7.RP.A.3

How to Compare Percentages and Decimals - Percentages and decimals are just an easier yet different way of writing down the same values. They are like ratios defining the proportion and quantity of something. If percentages and decimals are something that confuses your head a lot, let's learn to understand how we can compare both of these. Percentage – as the 'per ' name implies means out of. Percent means out of 100, and they are denoted by the sign %. Percentages are more like fractions with numerator on the top and the number 100th underneath. For example, the percentage of 10th is written as 10/100. Simplify it, and you will get 1/10. On the other hand, numbers having decimals are written using a dot. They can also be referred to as decimals fractions; however, the numbers that come to the left of a decimal number are whole numbers. They are not decimal numbers. On the contrary, numbers to the right of the decimal are decimal numbers or fractions. For example: 0.4 is the same as 4/10 | 0.08 is the same as 8/100. These worksheets and lessons have students learn to look for differences in percentage and decimal values.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

A nice helping of work for you to chew on.

  • Homework 1 - Compare the given percents and write which one is more.
  • Homework 2 - When comparing values, you just need to get the values in the form.
  • Homework 3 - In this case, we have values in decimal and percentage form. Let’s compare them in each form.

Practice Worksheets

The practice sheets give you time to think it through them.

  • Practice 1 - Convert all the values to the same format.
  • Practice 2 - I prefer to convert decimals to percentages, because all that you need to do is multiply by 100 and add a percentage symbol.
  • Practice 3 - You can go in either direction neither matters much.

Math Skill Quizzes

Let's see if we can see how much we truly understand.

  • Quiz 1 - Let's see what you know and go from there.
  • Quiz 2 - I wish I could go for what you wanted to go for.