# What is 10% as a decimal?

A decimal number can be defined as a number whose whole number part and the fractional part is separated by a decimal point.

## Answer: 10% as a decimal is equal to 0.1

Let's look into the two methods to write 10% as a decimal.

**Explanation: **

### Method 1: Writing 10% as a decimal using the division method

To convert any x percent to fraction, we just write x percent = x/100

Here, the fraction is 10/100 which means we need to perform 10 ÷ 100

This gives the answer as 0.1. So, 10% as a decimal is 0.1

### Method 2: Writing 10% as a decimal by converting the denominator to powers of 10

Step 1: Find a number such that we can multiply by the denominator of the fraction to make it 10 or 100 or 1000 and so on.

Step 2: Multiply both numerator and denominator by that number to convert it into it's an equivalent fraction.

Step 3: Then write down just the numerator, putting the decimal point in the correct place, that is, one space from the right-hand side for every zero in the denominator.

10% = (10 × 1) / (100 × 1) = 10/100 = 0.1

Irrespective of the methods used, the answer to 10% as a decimal will always remain the same.

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