Multiplying decimals example & printable worksheets

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Multiplying decimals numbers

1st Method: Multiply 0.03 x 1.1

Step 1

Multiplying decimals example & printable worksheets; Remember that you should first multiply it normally ignoring the decimal points.
So you have the following multiplication expression,
That is: 3 x 11 = 33

Step 2

After multiplying without decimal points, you can add the decimal point in the answer.
Let’s find the number of decimal places, which are:

  • 0.03 has 2 decimal places.
  • 1.1 has 1 decimal place.

Now, you need to add the two numbers of decimal places together.
These are 2 and 1, so you have 2 + 1 = 3.
We have three decimal places.

Step 3

From 3 x 11, you had 33. Let’s put 3 decimals in 33, that is 0.033
So the multiplication expression 0.03 x 1.1 = 0.033
 

 

2nd Method: How to multiply 0.03 x 1.1

Here is another way to solve the same example (0.03 x 1.1) by fractional method.

Step 1

Convert the given decimals into the fraction form.
That is, 0.03 can be written as fraction-33/100 as it has two decimal places. And 1.1 as fraction-11/10 since it has only one decimal point.

Step 2

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First you need to multiply numerators, 3 and 11. You get, 3 x 11 = 33.
Then you multiply denominators that are 100 x 10. You get 1000.
So, multiplying-two-fractions-02 after multiplying, you get multiplying-two-fractions-03
 

Step 3

Now multiplying-two-fractions-03 has 3 zeros means 3 decimal points, that is 0.033
 

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