A fraction whose denominator is 100 is read as **percent**, for example 23/100 is read as twenty three percent or 23%.

The symbol % is used for the term percent.

**Fractions and Percents**

To write a fraction as percent, multiply the fraction by 100, simplify it and attach % symbol.

To write a percent as a fraction, drop the % sign, divide the number by 100 and simplify it.

**Decimals and Percents**

To write a decimal as a percent, move the decimal point two places to the right and put the % sign.

To write a percent as a decimal, drop the % sign and insert or move the decimal point two places to the left.