When you ask, "What is 5 as a decimal?", we assume you want to know what 5 percent is as a decimal. In other words, 5 percent converted to decimal.

First, we will tell you why it is useful to know 5 as a decimal.

Normally, to calculate 5 percent, you would multiply a number by 5 percent and then you would take the product of that and divide it by 100 to get the answer.

Instead, you can simply multiply a number by 5 as a decimal to get the answer.

5 percent means 5 per hundred. Therefore, to get 5 as a decimal, all you have to do is divide 5 by 100 like so:

**5 รท 100 = 0.05**

Shortcut: When you divide anything by 100, just move the decimal point two places to the left.

**Percent as a Decimal**

Need another percent as a decimal? Convert another percent to decimal below:

**5.01 as a Decimal**

Here is the next percent in our How-to Catalog that we converted to a decimal.

**Remember This:**

5 as a decimal is 0.05 and you can multiply 0.05 by a number to get 5 percent of that number.

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