(2)

Move the decimal point in the answer one place to the left for each

number that is to the right of a decimal in each of the numbers being multiplied:

of decimals in the numbers being multiplied.

the left.

c.

Multiply the following:

(1)

735.04

X

0.05

=__________________

(2)

12.75

X

4.34

=__________________

(3)

4.10

X

3.6

=__________________

(4)

15.42

X

11.25

=__________________

Answers: (1) 36.752, (2) 55.335, (3) 14.76,

(4) 173.475

a.

Use the following steps when dividing decimals:

STEP 1: Set up to divide, ensuring that the number after the division sign ()

is the divisor (the number to be divided into the other number).

STEP 2: Move the decimal point in the divisor as many places to the right as

is necessary to make it a whole number.

STEP 3: Move the decimal point in the dividend (the number being divided)

the same number of places to the right.

STEP 4: Place the decimal in the answer directly above the decimal in the

dividend and complete the division.

12.5 0.625 = ____________

b.

For example:

(1)

Set up to divide ensuring that the number after the division sign is the

divisor:

____

0.625 /12.5

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