# 5% of 12 as a decimal

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### 4 Answers

To find the `5%` of `12` , we first need to write `5%` in decimal.

We move the decimal 2 units to the left or we divide it by 100.

`5/100 = 0.05 `

We can now use multiplication to find the `5%` of `12` .

`5%` of `12 = 0.05 * 12 = 0.6` .

That is it! :)

### User Comments

A piece of advice i would give would be to divide the percentages by 100 and then multiply that number but the number whose percentage you are trying to find:

5% of 12

5/100 = .05

.05 x 12 = .6

In order to solve this you must use 5% in the decimal form .05

Multiply .05 x 12 = .6

.6 is the answer

12x5%=0.6