Multiplying and dividing decimals

From the tenths to the thosands

Multiplying decimals

The most important thing to remember is that you line up the decimals. Then you simply count the decimal places,then you take out the decimal and multiply.Then you put the number of decimal places that was in the problem and put them on the product.

Dividing decimals

The first thing you do is move the dividers decimal to the end and put the dividend's the same number of decimal places. Bring up the decimal. Divide. If you have a remainder then you keep it just like normal.

Why learn multiplying and divide decimals?

You should learn it because you will need it when working with money. For an example if you are buying 15 packs of jelly beans. Each costs $2.64 how much do you need? You will need $39.60 . Try it!