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## Finding the Percentage of a Decimal Value

#### Grade 6 Ratios - 6.RP.A.3

How to Find the Percentage of a Decimal Value - Finding the percentage of a decimal value is extremely easy, and yet there is a buzz among students that it is difficult. The procedure of finding the percentage of any decimal value requires practice. It is often used by students all around the world is estimating their grades after annual examinations. For converting any decimal into a percent, the first thing that you need to do is multiply the decimal value by 100 and then add the % sign at the end of it. The easiest way to multiply by 100 is by moving the decimal point to two places on the right. Let's try doing it with some examples: What percent of a dollar are 76 cents? \$1.00 = 1.0, 76 cents = .76 Solution: 76% of the dollar is 76 cents. The solution to the problem above shouldn't come as a surprise. The reason being dollars, cents and percentages are all based on the number 100. For other complex problems where the numbers are: 0.1958, 0.007, 0.05623 and 0.071362 are 19.58%, 7%, 5.623% and 7.1362%. These are helpful worksheets and lessons for teaching students how to calculate the percentage of a value that is in decimal form.

### Printable Worksheets And Lessons  #### Homework Sheets

I really feel that if students get through all this homework, they will have the skill on lock down.

• Homework 1 - Solve each problem. Round the answer to the nearest hundredth.
• Homework 2 - You have many different ways you can approach these problems.
• Homework 3 - Based on the directions, you may need to round.

#### Practice Worksheets

You could also use these for review throughout the school year.

• Practice 1 - Step 1) convert a percentage to a decimal.
• Practice 2 - Step 2) multiply the decimal (step 1) by the value. (round if needed).
• Practice 3 - What is 24% of 36.83?

#### Math Skill Quizzes

Let's assess where the kids stand with this skill.

• Quiz 1 - Let's see how much you know here.
• Quiz 2 - Calculate the final answer several different ways.