# Percent to Decimal Calculator – With Formulas and Examples

Convert a percentage to a decimal value using the calculator below. Enter the percentage without the % symbol and submit to see the decimal value. Use our decimal to percent calculator to convert a decimal to a percentage.

## Result:

**0.5**

## How to Convert a Percentage to a Decimal Value

Often a percent value will need to be converted to decimal form to allow it to be used in other equations. The decimal form will not have the ** symbol.
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Since percent literally means “per 100” converting to a decimal form is as simple as dividing the percentage by 100 and removing the % symbol. See the formula below:

One way to divide by 100 is to simply move the decimal point to the left 2 places. For example:

27.5 ÷ 100 = .275

To convert a decimal back to a percentage use our decimal to percent calculator.

**Example:** convert 48.5% to a decimal

d = p ÷ 100

d = 48.5 ÷ 100

d = .485

See our complete set of percentage calculators for solving many types of problems.

## Common Percentage Values and the Equivalent Decimal Values

Percent | Decimal | Percent | Decimal |
---|---|---|---|

.1% | .001 | 10% | .1 |

.2% | .002 | 20% | .2 |

.3% | .003 | 30% | .3 |

.4% | .004 | 40% | .4 |

.5% | .005 | 50% | .5 |

1% | .01 | 100% | 1 |

2% | .02 | 200% | 2 |

3% | .03 | 300% | 3 |

4% | .04 | 400% | 4 |

5% | .05 | 500% | 5 |