# What is the decimal equivalent of 1/5 of 1%?

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The alternatives are as follows a. 0.2 b. 0.5 c. 0.02 and d. 0.002

The alternatives are as follows a. 0.2 b. 0.5 c. 0.02 and d. 0.002

##### 1 Answer

Mar 9, 2018

#### Answer:

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100",

Therefore 1% can be written as

Additionally, in this context with fractions the word **"of"** means to multiply.

We can then write the expression as:

We can now multiply this by a form of

2 one-thousandths can be written as: **0.002** which is answer d) in the question.