ANSWERS:

1. 4

2. 4

3. 7

After determining the number of decimal places there will be in the answer, we multiply and

locate the decimal point.

We locate the decimal point in the answer by starting at the last digit on the right and counting

to the left.

Example 1:

9.642 )

x .31 )

number of decimal places in answer __________.

9642

28926

29.8902

↑↑↑↑

4321

We start at the right and count 4 places to the left.

Example 2:

1.963 )

x .98 )

number of decimal places in answer __________.

15704

17667

192374

1

Start at the

and count

places to the

.

Locate the decimal point. The answer should read:

.

17