When you multiply decimal fractions or mixed decimals, you use the same procedure as for

whole numbers. Then you locate the position of the decimal point.

If you were working on a job at a salary of
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.50 per hour, how much money would you make if

you worked 48 hours?

$ 1.50 Salary

48 Number of hours worked

12 00

60 0

.00 Pay

You will receive .00 for 48 hours work. Let's see how you solve this problem.

First, write the mixed decimal.

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.50

Fifth, count the number of

digits to the right of the

Second, put the whole number

48

decimal point in numbers

under it.

being multiplied. (2)

12 00

Third, multiply.

60 0

00

Sixth, mark off the same

Fourth, find the product.

number of digits from the

two places

right in your answer.

To find how many decimal places there will be in the answer in a multiplication problem, count

the number of digits to the

of the decimal point in the numbers being

multiplied.

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