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Richard's strategy to change a percent to a decimal is to put the decimal point in front of the percent number. Below is an example of his work. Do you agree with Richard's method? Explain your reasoning.

Should , , and all be represented as equivalent decimals?
If not, there is a flaw with Richard's strategy.

No, because converting from a percent to a decimal involves dividing by or shifting the decimal place to the left twice.