Multiplying decimals is mathematically simple. You just have to remember two things: Get rid of the decimals first and then put the decimal in at the very end! If you can remember that, then you are halfway there. Are you ready to learn the steps now? Here we go!
Here's a typical decimal problem. Let's see how it should be solved.








Step 1: Remove all Decimals
 Remove all decimals and rewrite the problem MINUS those decimals!








Step 2: Do the math
 Multiply!








Step 3: Count the Decimal Places
 Now, go back to the original equation and count the number of decimal places you had in each factor.










In this problem, there were three decimal places in total.






Step 4: Put in the Decimal Place
 Go to your product.
 Begin at the far RIGHT side.
 Count backwards and insert the decimal.
 That's it!











Practice your multiplication with decimals by downloading a worksheet! Click Let's Practice Multiplying Decimals worksheet.
