A number can be represented in three different formats: fractions, decimals, and percents. You might use one form for a calculator and another for an accounting system, but the principles are the same. The percentage symbol % is used to represent a proportion of 100. Percentages are very common in daily life, especially when discussing discounts, taxes, or interest rates on savings and loans.

You can calculate a percentage based on two numbers by using the formula (number you want to find / total number) x 100. You can also convert a decimal into a percentage by moving the decimal point to the right for a decimal and two places to the left for a percentage. This is useful if you want to be able to quickly switch between the three forms of a number.

#### 0.6 as a percentage

The number 0.6 is equal to 60 percent of 100. This is because a percent is a ratio of a number to a whole, which in this case is 100.

To calculate a percentage of a number, you need to know the quotient that you get when you divide the number by 100. Once you have that quotient, you can then find the fraction that represents it by making the decimal number your numerator and the number 100 your denominator. The resulting fraction will have both the decimal part and the fractional part in it, and you can then simplify it to get your answer.