A brief introduction:
'Percent (%)' means 'out of one hundred':
11,772% = 11,772 'out of one hundred',
p% is read p 'percent',
11,772% can be written as a fraction: 11,772/100
The number above the fraction bar is the numerator.
The number under the fraction bar is the denominator.
11,772% can be written as a division of two numbers:
11,772% = 11,772 ÷ 100
Write 11,772% as a positive decimal number:
11,772 ÷ 100 =
11,772% converted to a positive decimal number:
11,772% = 117.72
In other words: 1) Remove the percent sign % + 2) Shift the decimal separator two places to the left.
The symbols used: % percent, ÷ division, × multiplication, = the equal sign, / the fraction bar, ≈ approximately the same. Writing numbers: comma ',' - as a thousands separator, point '.' as a decimal mark.
How to convert percentages to numbers: 1) Remove the percent sign % 2) Shift the decimal separator two places to the left