Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

Learn the best way to multiply and divide decimals!

How do we multiply and divide decimals and everyday life?

We usually don't realize it, but we multiply and divide decimals on an everyday basis. When you go to the store and you have a 25% and you want to divide it because you want to know how much it will cost. Or if you and your friend go into a store and you both want to get two hula hoops you have to multiply the price by four and see if you had enough.

How to Multiply Decimals

First get your numbers. They don't have to be lined up but if want you can just add zeros behind the number. Then you multiply just like you would with regular multiplication. When you have your final number just bring the decimal down.

It is so easy to multiply decimals!

But don't forget how easy it is to divide decimals! Read below and learn how!

How to Divide Decimals

First you write down the the numbers then see how many times the divisor can go into the dividend. Once you have the answer just bring up the decimal where it is lined up to.