# Multiplying and dividing decimals

## How do we use multiplying and dividing in the real world?

We use multiplying in the real world, like when you are buying groceries.When you buy food like fruit and you want 3 of 2 different types of food then you would multiply each fruit three times of the price to see how much the fruits would cost.You could use dividing in the real world like if you have a 18 roses and you have 3 vases, how may roses would you put in each vase? Those are some ways you use multiplying and dividing in the real world.

## What are steps to follow when multiplying decimals?

When you are multiplying decimals, the first step is to multiplying decimals is lining up the decimals.The second step is to forget about the decimals and multiply the numbers regularly. The last step in multiplying decimals is placing the decimals.You have to count how many numbers are to the right of the decimals and then place the decimal so that how many decimals you counted would be the number of decimals to the right of the decimal.

## Steps to dividing decimals

Your first step to multiplying decimals is to forget about the decimals and divide the decimals regularly like how you multiply decimals. Your second step is to put the decimals and you do that by seeing how many numbers are to the right of the decimals and you put the decimals to the left of how many numbers where to the right of the decimals.