# 5.1.6. Multiplication of Decimal Fractions

Calculate

- A82.079
- B289.3176
- C820.79
- D96.7652

### Example

Calculate

### Solution

Step 1: Find the value of the expression inside the brackets.

To multiply decimals, first ignore the decimal point in both numbers and multiply.

To place the decimal point, count the number of decimal places in the factors. The number of decimal places in the product is equal to that sum. The sum of the decimal places in these factors is 2, so place the decimal point in the product 2 places from the right: 73.92.

Step 2: Find the sum of

Add vertically with the decimal points under each other. Put a zero to the right of the last decimal digit so each number has the same number of digits after the decimal point. Add from the right to the left.