# What is 1.5 as a percent?

A percentage is a fraction of a ratio in which the value of the whole is always 100. A decimal number can be defined as a number whose whole number part and the fractional part are separated by a decimal point. We have to convert a decimal number to percent.

## Answer: 1.5 as a percent is 150%

Here, we will express the decimal number 1.5 as a percent. Let us proceed step by step.

**Explanation:**

To write 1.5 as a percent, we will perform the following steps.

Step 1: Multiply the given decimal number by 100.

This gives 1.5 × 100 = 150

During decimal multiplication, we always shift the decimal to the right depending on the number of zeros by which the given decimal number is multiplied.

Here we have 2 zeros hence we shift 2 places to the right.

Step 2: Append the % symbol in the product obtained. So, the required percentage is 150%.

In simple words, we can just multiply the given decimal number with 100 to change into a percent.

You can use Cuemath's Decimal to Percent Calculator to verify your answer.