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Multiplying Decimals

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Example: 2.7 x 3.5

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Step 1 Multiply as you normally would 27 x

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Step 2 Count the number of digits behind a decimal point in the problem. This one has two digits behind the decimal point, the 7 and the x 3.5 =

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Step 3 Put the decimal point in the answer. If your problem had 2 digits behind a decimal point, your answer should have 2 digits behind a decimal point.

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If your problem had 3 digits behind a decimal point, your answer should have 3 digits behind a decimal point.

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If your problem had 4 digits behind a decimal point, your answer should have 4 digits behind a decimal point.

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Step 4 Add zeros if needed.

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Lets try a few together.

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7.56 x 3.8 =

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.3445 x 3.9 =

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x =

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.55 x.007 =

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Youre correct!

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Incorrect, try again Remember to count the digits behind the decimal points in the problem. You must have this many digits behind the decimal point in the answer.

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