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Mathematics: Multiplying decimals

MULTIPLYING DECIMALS

In this module, you can study how to multiply two decimal numbers together.

 

The video shows you how to multiply two decimal numbers together. The video only shows one example. If you need to see other worked examples, I encourage you to go to youtube and search "decimal multiplication".

 

Did you know?

When you multiply two decimal numbers the answer could be smaller than either of the two starting numbers. 

For example, 0.2 x 0.3 = 0.06

(0.06 is smaller than both 0.2 and 0.3)

 

Multiplying decimals can easily be done on a calculator.

When you multiply two decimal numbers on paper, you don't need to line up the decimal points.


Study and practice

HOW TO USE A BASIC CALCULATOR

The video explains how to use basic calculator functions and provides examples.

 

0.00 min      addition (+), subtraction (-), multiply (x), divide (÷)

1.19 min      decimal point
2.43 min      C, CE and backspace
4.19 min      square, square root & fractions
6.17 min      percentage (%)

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