# Convert to a Decimal 7.2%

7.2%
Convert the percentage to a fraction by placing the expression over 100. Percentage means ‘out of 100’.
7.2100
Convert the decimal number to a fraction by shifting the decimal point in both the numerator and denominator. Since there is 1 number to the right of the decimal point, move the decimal point 1 place to the right.
721000
Cancel the common factor of 72 and 1000.
Factor 8 out of 72.
8(9)1000
Cancel the common factors.
Factor 8 out of 1000.
8⋅98⋅125
Cancel the common factor.
8⋅98⋅125
Rewrite the expression.
9125
9125
9125
Convert the fraction to a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator.
0.072
Convert to a Decimal 7.2%

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