Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

Learn all about multiplying decimals and dividing decimals in this free basic math lesson.

Solving multiplication problems with decimals

Multiplying decimal numbers is a lot like multiplying larger numbers. If you divide the large problem into a few smaller ones, it will be easier to solve. Let's see how this works by solving this problem: 2.3 x 4.

Click through the slideshow to learn how to multiply decimals.

Note: When determining where to place your decimal point in your answer, count the total number of digits to the right of each decimal point in your problem. For example, if you are simplifying 3.25 x 2.3, you would count the two digits in 3.25 plus the one digit in 2.3. Therefore, we should place the decimal point in our answer so that three digits are to the right (3.25 x 2.3 = 7.475).

Try This!

Try solving these multiplication problems. Then, check your answer by typing it in the box.

7.15 x 5 =
2.67 x 3 =
6.66 x 4 =