Multiplying and dividing
Multiplying in the real world
Suppose you are at a restraunt and you order 5 French fries for 2.13 each, would you like sit there and add 2.13 5 times or would you like to do 2.13 x 5 and get your answer faster?
If you have a job and get 8.34 an hour and you work for 3 hours a day, and you need to know how much you would would make in a week you would do 8.34 x 3=25.02 x 7=173.14
Forget your decimal
4 numbers total behind the decimal in the equation move the decimal to the left that many times in your answer
Dividing decimals in the real world
If you pay $103.20 dollars total on your car and you want to find how much you pay a month you would do 103.20 divided by 12 because there are twelve months in a year and get 8.60