 When multiplying decimals by 100 the digits move two places to the left.

Numbers - Decimals - Powers of 10

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When you multiply decimal numbers by 10 all the digits move one place to the left. Divide by 10 and they all move one place to the right.

See how much you know about powers of 10 by playing the following Math quiz regarding decimals.

1.
What is 44.87 x 100?
4.4
449
4,487
4,490
2.
When multiplying decimals by 100, how many places do the digits move?
0
1
2
3
3.
What is 4.65 x 10?
0.465
46.5
465
4,650
4.
When dividing decimals by 10, how many places do the digits move?
0
1
2
3
5.
What is 692.14 / 100?
0.69214
6.9214
69.214
6,921.4
6.
What is 7.75 x 100?
0.775
0.7
77.5
775
7.
What is 88.3 / 100?
0.883
8.083
8.83
883
Bear in mind the digits move, not the decimal point
8.
What is 68.72 / 10?
6
6.872
687.2
6,872
9.
What is 0.04 / 10?
0.004
004
00.4
4
Note that you need to add a zero before the decimal point
10.
What is 0.08 x 10?
0
0.1
0.8
8
Remember it's the digits that move one place to the left when multiplying by 10
Author:  Frank Evans

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