Multiply Decimals Worksheet

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The set of numbers that are used to express the whole numbers and decimals together is known as decimals. The whole number is separated by the fraction using a point ‘.’ known as ‘decimal point’. When we talk of the grouping of items, multiplying decimals is very important. However, multiplying decimals has the same process as that of multiplying whole numbers except the placing of the decimal point. 

Grade 6
Number System
6.NS.B.3

Teaching Multiplying Decimals Easily 

 

  • Firstly, ignore the decimal points and focus on multiplying the two numbers. 
  • After the arithmetic operation of multiplication is performed, count the number of decimal places in the number. Note that the product after multiplication will contain the same number of decimal places. 
  • Finally, place the decimal point in the product that is obtained. 


 

Here is an example to solve the problem of multiplying decimals. Let’s look at the given example mentioned below to know more about multiplying decimals. 


 

Q. Multiply the decimal 6.5 by the whole number 15. 


 

Step 1: Ignore the decimal points and multiply the two numbers. 

 

15 * 6.5 = 975 ( decimal is ignored ). 


 

Step 2: Place the decimal. 


 

15 * 6.7 = 97.5 

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