Multiply and divide decimals!

How do you use multiplying and dividing decimals in the real world?

If we are at a grocery store maybe we can multiply and divide prices to find out how much it costs overall.

What are the steps to multiply decimals

First, ignore the decimals and and multiply the two numbers. Lets say the numbers are 13.55 and 14.57. In each of the numbers, the right of the decimal has two numbers. So overall that is four. So from the end of the answer you move the decimal four times to the left.

What are the steps to divide decimals?

Divide as usual. Put decimal point directly above decimal point in the dividend.

I hope you learned the importance of multiplying and dividing decimals.