Percents and Decimals

Five years after it opened, a theme park became France’s top tourist attraction. The graph shows where the 11.7 million visitors came from. What part of the visitors came from Italy?

Notice that the sections of the graph are labeled as percents.
In Lesson 8-4, you learned how to express percents as fractions.
Percents can also be written as decimals. To express a percent as a decimal, follow these steps.
 Rewrite the percent as a fraction with a denominator of 100.
 Express the fraction as a decimal.

To express a decimal as a percent, follow these steps.
 Express the decimal as a fraction.
 Express the fraction as a percent.