Decimals In Real Life

How We Use Money With Multiplying Decimals

If you find something in a store that was \$1.44 and purchased five of the same item, that is when you would multiply money in real life.

How We Use Time With Multiplying Decimals

Pretend you were running track and someone timed you to see how fast you could go around the track. Your time was 5.29 seconds. Your friend said that they did 3 times your time. That is when you would multiply time with decimals.

How We Use Measurement With Multiplying Decimals

Pretend you are measuring your room and your room is a square. One side of your room is 55.7 square feet long. If you want to find the perimeter of your room, you would multiply 55.7 square feet by 4. And that is where you would multiply using measurement with decimals.

How We Use Money With Dividing Decimals

Pretend you are having lunch with four friends. When the check comes, all of you want to pay for it. So, you guys decide to split the bill. That is how we divide decimals with money.

How We Use Time With Dividing Decimals

If you see the total time it took you to run all the way around the track and want to see how much it would have took you in half the time, then that is where you would divide decimals with time.

How We Use Measurement With Dividing Decimals

Pretend you have the total perimeter of your square room. You wanted to find out how long a side of you room is. That is where you would divide with decimals using measurement.
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