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Multiplying Decimals Calculator

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Multiplying Decimals Calculator

# Multiplying Decimals

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## Multiplying Decimals Calculator 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. 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. Check out our
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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 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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