Percentage of a Decimal Worksheets
Percentages and decimals are just different methods that can be used to express values. When we transition from a decimal quantity to a percentage all that is required is for you to shift the decimal point two places to the left. That is because a value of 1 is the equivalent of a whole (100%). These are helpful worksheets and lessons for teaching students how to calculate the percentage of a value that is in decimal form.
Aligned Standard: 6.RP.A.3
- Step By Step Lesson- This lesson can be your very own parachute.
- Guided Lesson - I never knew that lava lamps were rated by the number of lava bubbles they cycle in an hour.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - We call these the "Three-steps to fame".
- Percentage of Decimals : Worksheet 1 - Make sure to work your final answers out to the nearest hundredth.
- Finding Percentage of Decimals Worksheet 2 - This one forces students to put a zero in the tenths column at times.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
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.
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.
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 just about any test, exam, or quiz that they take.
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 = 0.76
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%. As you can see, all that we did is move the decimal place two places to the right. That should be your theme for any problem that you can across that presents as decimal or a percentage. You just have to make a shift of the decimal point two times.
You will find this skill very helpful to gauge your progress or delay in just about any real-world situation. Mathematically, decimal values are where they are at because they can be converted to other formats in an instant whether it is percentages or fractions. You will find that this form will help you a great deal to understand where you are at with just about anything.