### Home > MC2 > Chapter 7 > Lesson 7.2.3 > Problem 7-89

7-89.

Richard's **strategy** to change a percent to a decimal is to put the decimal point in front of the percent **reasoning**. Homework Help ✎

8% = 0.8

80% = 0.80

800% = 0.800

Should 8%, 80%, and 800% 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 100 or shifting the decimal place to the left twice.