Natalia write a multiplication problem that had four decimal places in the product.Which problem could she have written?

## Natalia wrote a multiplication problem that had four decimal places in the product.Which problem could she have written?

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Chris:

When multiplying two numbers,

**the number of decimal places in the product is equal to the sum of the decimal places in the two numbers being multiplied.**So, for example 5.

**28***3.**17**which equals 16.**7376**contains 2 places in the first number and 2 places in the second number for a total of four places in the final answer.Using this rule, you can come up with a variety of combinations, resulting in four decimal places. Another example would be 5.

**728***1.**1,**which equals 6.**3008.**Hope this helps.

George T.