# How do you convert 0.23 into a fraction and percent?

May 8, 2016

Move the decimal two to the right, then place that number over 100. The numerator of this fraction is the percentage.

0.23=23/100=23%

#### Explanation:

When read out loud, 0.23 is "23 one hundredths". Mathematically:

$23 \cdot \frac{1}{100}$

Or,

$\frac{23}{100}$

Next, looking at the word "percent", it can be broken down into "per-" meaning "by", and "cent", meaning "100".

So a percent is simply whatever number is placed over 100. Hence,

$\frac{23}{100}$ is really the same as 23%.