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Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

# In the multiplication of decimals, the product has as many decimal places as the total number of decimal places in the two ________, the multiplier and the multiplicand. (3-4)

To determine

To fill: The blank in the statement, “In the multiplication of decimals the products has as many decimals places as the total number of decimal places in two _________, multiplier and multiplicand”.

Explanation

To multiply two decimals first ignore the decimal point.

For instance, to multiply 0.214 with 0.2, write it as 214 and 2.

Then simply multiply it, which gives the result:

214 ×2_428

Now, count the numbers of digits after the decimal points in both the factors and then add them

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