To multiply decimals, line up the numbers so that the decimal points are in the same column. Next, multiply each number as you would with whole numbers. Finally, count the total number of decimal places in the original numbers and place the decimal point in the answer accordingly.
Decimal Point: A symbol (.) used to separate the whole number part from the fractional part of a number. Multiplication: A mathematical operation that involves multiplying two or more numbers. Decimal Product: The answer when two or more decimals are multiplied together.
Most calculators have a button that allows you to quickly multiply decimals without having to manually calculate each step. In the United States, 5th graders are expected to be able to multiply decimals to the hundredths place. In mathematics, multiplying decimals is referred to as 'decimal multiplication' or 'decimal product' by professors and mathematicians.
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