# Multiplying Decimal Numbers

For multiplying two decimal numbers:

1Multiply as if they were integers.

2 The product is a decimal number that has a number of decimal places equal to the sum of the number of decimal places of the two factors.

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## Multiplying by the Unit Followed by Zeros

To multiply a number by a unit followed by zeros, move the decimal point to the right as many places as there are zeros in the unit.

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