Multiplying Decimals: Rules, Steps & Examples


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If you multiplied 562.14 * 45.4, how many digits would there be behind the decimal in the product?

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1. It takes Luis 5.4 hours to paint a house. If he paints 4 houses one week, how many hours did he work?

2. Jason multiplied 0.4 by some number, and the product was 0.216. How many digits were behind the decimal in the second number?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Decimals bring in a whole new series of steps to the process of multiplication. In this quiz, you will apply these steps to solve a number of multiplication problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This decimal quiz tests your ability to:

  • Determine how many digits would be behind the decimal in the product of a given equation
  • Multiply an equation where one number has a decimal
  • Solve a multiplication problem where both numbers have decimals

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most important information from the lesson on the steps for multiplying decimals
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider how many digits would be behind the decimal of a number
  • Problem solving - solve a series of multiplication problems that involve decimals

Additional Learning

Want to know more about this topic? The lesson titled, Multiplying Decimals: Rules, Steps & Examples covers the following objectives:

  • Use gas prices as a real-life application for multiplying decimals
  • Summarize the steps of the process
  • Provide a sample problem with longer decimals