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  1. MultiplyDecimals

  2. To multiply decimals: • Write the problem vertically, lining up the numbers as if they are whole numbers. Do NOT line up decimal points. • 4.8 x .31 • 4.8 • x .3 1

  3. 2. Multiply as if they are whole numbers. 4.8 x .31 4.8 x .3 1 4 8 + 1 4 4 0 1 4 8 8

  4. 3. Count the total number of decimal places in the factors. 4.8 x .3 1 4 8 + 1 4 4 0 1 4 4 8 Final Answer: 1.448 You have 1 decimal place in the first factor. You have 2 decimal places in the second factor. For a total of 3 decimal places.

  5. Another Example: • Write the problem vertically, lining up the numbers as if they are whole numbers. Do NOT line up decimal points. • .123 x .43 • .123 • x .43

  6. 2. Multiply as if they are whole numbers. .123 x .43 .123 x .43 369 + 4920 5289

  7. 3. Count the total number of decimal places in the factors. .123 x .43 .123 x .43 369 + 4920 5289 You have 3 decimal places in the first factor. You have 2 decimal place in the second factor. For a total of 5 decimal places.

  8. .123 x .43 369 + 4920 5289 What do I do now? I have an “empty space”? Add a zero. Final Answer: .05289 0

  9. Your Turn: a) 23.1 x 4.2 =97.02 b) 1.52 x 3 =4.56