We are able to convert decimals into percentages by multiplying our decimal by 100; we do the opposite to what we were doing when we were converting percentages into decimals, which was divide by 100.

**Example 1**

What is 0.78 as a percentage?

We multiply 0.78 by 100 to get the value as a percentage. When we are multiplying by 100, we move the decimal point two places towards the right.

This means that 0.78 as a percentage is 78%.

**Example 2**

What is 0.053 as a percentage? We obtain our percentage by multiplying by 100, which gives us 5.3%.

**Example 3**

What is 5.932 as a percentage? We multiply 5.932 by 100 to give us 593.2%.

**Final Comment**

A decimal that is positive and less than 1 will give you a percentage that is less than 100%. We saw in our first example that 0.78 was less than 1 and it was equal to 78%, which is less than 100%.

A decimal or integer that is greater than 1 will give you a percentage that is greater than 100%. We saw this in our final example where we saw 5.932 was converted into 593.2%.