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Multiplying Decimals Calculator

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Multiplying Decimals Calculator

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Multiplying Decimals Calculator

Step 1. Move the decimal points to the right to make whole numbers.

In order to complete our multiplication mission, we need to enlarge or “embiggen” the numbers.
Make sure to keep track of how many places the decimal moves in total.
Decimal Places Moved
Total:

Step 2. Multiply the numbers.

Decimal Places Moved:

Step 3. Move the decimal point back to the left.

Now that we’ve completed our multiplication mission, we need to shrink back down.
Move the decimal point the same number of times we moved it in Step 1.
Since we didn't have to move our decimal point in Step 1, we're done!
So, our answer is .
We have some questions for you! Help us out through this
INTRO
When we multiply decimals, we think of Kamala Khan and her superhero identity, Ms. Marvel.
Kamala has shape-shifting powers, and when she needs to fight off villains to complete a mission, she can “embiggen” her fists (making them bigger) to get the job done more easily.
Similarly, when we multiply decimals, we first need to “embiggen” or enlarge the decimals by moving their decimal points to the right to turn them into whole numbers.
Kamala Fist Growing Smaller
Of course, when Kamala’s done fighting, she has to shrink her fists back down to normal size.
Similarly, when we’re done multiplying…
...we have to shrink back down by moving the decimal point to the left the same number of times to undo the enlarging.
Kamala Fist Growing Smaller
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KEY STEPS

How to Multiply Decimals

Step 1. Move the decimal points to the right to make whole numbers.

In order to complete our multiplication mission, we need to enlarge or “embiggen” the numbers.
Make sure to keep track of how many places the decimal moves in total.

Step 2. Multiply the numbers.

Step 3. Move the decimal point back to the left.

Now that we’ve completed our multiplication mission, we need to shrink back down.
Move the decimal point the same number of times we moved it in Step 1.
LESSON
Multiplying Decimals
PRACTICE
Multiplying Decimals
CONCLUSION
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