|To multiply 2 decimals, you merely multiply the 2
together, ignoring the decimal points. Then, when you have your answer (called the "product"), you add the number of digits to the right of the decimal point in each number together
and place the decimal in your answer (product) that many
places from the RIGHT.|
YOU DON'T LINE UP THE DECIMAL
Here's another way to figure out where to put the decimal:
Get rid of everything to the right of the decimal (in your head)
in both numbers, and multiply the numbers together.
In our second example this becomes 3 x 2 = 6.
Now place the decimal in the original product
to make it closest to 6. In this case, right after the 7!