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Multiplying Decimals

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Multiplying Decimals

2.7

x

3.5

Multiply as you normally would

27

x

35

945

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 5.

2.7 x 3.5 =

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.

If your problem

had 3 digits behind a

decimal point, your

answer should have 3 digits

behind a decimal point.

If your problem

had 4 digits behind a

decimal point, your

answer should have 4 digits

behind a decimal point.

Add zeros if needed.

7.56 x 3.8 =

287.28

2872.8

28.728

.3445 x 3.9 =

1.34355

13.4355

134.355

16.810675

168.10675

1681.0675

38.5

.00385

.0385

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.