Nathan B. answered • 26d

Elementary and Algebraic skilled

The short answer is that when you multiply or divide by a factor of ten, you can move the decimal position places to the left or right by the number of zeros of the ten-factor. Here, we are multiplying by a single zero, so we can move the decimal one place to the right:

10 * 10 = 100

Comparative example, if you were to multiply 36 * 100, you would move the decimal two positions to the right, and you would end up with a product of 3600 (as 100 has two zeros in it).

If you want to see the actual mathematical steps to solve your equation, here you go:

10

*10

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00 (zero * zero = zero [in ones column]; zero * one = still zero [tens column])

10

*10

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00

0 (When we start multiplying with the tens group, we place a 0 in the ones column as a place holder)

10

*10

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00

+100 (one * zero = zero [tens]; one * one = 1 [hundreds])

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100 (add 00 and 100 together, and you get 100)