## Consider the steps to convert 49% to a decimal. The decimal point will move places. The decimal point will move to the

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Consider the steps to convert 49% to a decimal.

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49% written as a decimal is
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3 months 2021-08-06T09:26:31+00:00 2 Answers 3 views 0

2 places

to the left

0.49

Step-by-step explanation:

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• 2 places
• to the left
• 0.49

Step-by-step explanation:

It can be useful to consider the percent symbol (%) as a shorthand way to write /100. That is, where you see %, /100 is completely equivalent.

49% = 49/100

If you recognize that 1/100 (one hundredth) is 0.01 in decimal (one hundredth), then you can see that 49/100 = 49×0.01 = 0.49.

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A lot of folks consider the % symbol to be separate from the number, just as units of degrees or hours or inches might be. So, they tell you to do the conversion by moving the decimal point on the % value 2 places to the left (and drop the % symbol):

49% = 49.% = .49

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