**HOW TO multiply decimals**

Follow these three steps:

1. Multiply decimals as if they were whole numbers.

2.5

*

2 5

2. Now add the products

2.5

*

3. Finally, figure out where the decimal belongs by counting how many places there are to the right of the decimal point. In this case, there are two numbers: 5 and 3 that are to the right of the decimal points, so in the product, we'll move the decimal 2 places to get a final answer of 3.25.

1. Multiply decimals as if they were whole numbers.

2.5

*

__1.3__

7 52 5

2. Now add the products

2.5

*

__1.3__

7 5__2 5__

3 2 53. Finally, figure out where the decimal belongs by counting how many places there are to the right of the decimal point. In this case, there are two numbers: 5 and 3 that are to the right of the decimal points, so in the product, we'll move the decimal 2 places to get a final answer of 3.25.

Got the hang of it? Time to try dividing decimals!