Multiplying Decimals

This tutorial will explain how to multiply decimals.

Steps for Multiplying Decimals



  1. Estimate the answer.
  2. The number with the most digits goes on top.
  3. Decimals DO NOT have to line up.
  4. Multiply.
  5. Count how many digits in each factor is to the right of the decimal.
  6. Ensure that the number of digits to the right of the decimals in the factors is the same number of digits to the right of the decimal in the product.



Example of Multiplying Decimals

Here is an example of multiplying decimals.

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