# Do you line up your decimals when multiplying?

## Do you line up your decimals when multiplying?

Multiplying Decimals. Do not line up the decimal points, just the right-most digits. Temporarily ignore the decimal points and multiply just as if you were multiplying whole numbers. Count the total number of digits after the decimal points in the original numbers.

## How do you multiply decimals with exponents?

When taking the power of a decimal, first count the number of decimal places in the base number, as when multiplying decimals (see Decimal Multiplication. Next, multiply that number by the exponent. This will be the total number of decimal places in the answer.

Why don’t you line up decimals when multiplying?

Why is it not necessary to line up the decimal point to multiply? In addition and subtraction, it is important to line up the place value columns because we can only add or subtract digits in the same place value columns.

Where do you put the decimal when multiplying?

Multiplying decimals is the same as multiplying whole numbers except for the placement of the decimal point in the answer. When you multiply decimals, the decimal point is placed in the product so that the number of decimal places in the product is the sum of the decimal places in the factors.

### Do you have to line up decimals when subtracting?

Subtracting decimals works exactly like adding decimals. Well, except for the subtracting part. Just like when adding decimals, the most important thing is to keep your decimal points lined up. Remember you can add in zeros to the right and to the left of the decimal point if it helps you to line things up.

### Why is dividing by 0.1 the same as multiplying by 10?

Dividing by 0.1 is the same as multiplying by 10. This is because there are 10 tenths in a whole. Dividing by 0.01 is the same as multiplying by 100. This is because 0.01 is one hundredth and there are a hundred hundredths in a whole.

Where will we put the decimal point in the quotient?

Notice that the decimal point in the quotient is directly above the decimal point in the dividend. To divide a decimal by a whole number, we place the decimal point in the quotient above the decimal point in the dividend and then divide as usual.