# Multiplying Decimals Worksheet • Section 1 of the multiplying decimals worksheet contains 20+ skills-based multiplying decimals questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
• Section 2 of the decimal multiplication worksheet contains 3 applied multiplying decimals questions with a mix of decimal word problems and deeper problem solving questions
• Section 3 of the multiplying decimal numbers worksheet contains 3 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style multiplying decimals questions
• Answers and a mark scheme for all multiplying decimals questions are provided
• Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
• All questions created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
• Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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### Multiplying decimals at a glance

When doing multiplication of decimals, the first step is to multiply the numbers as if there were no decimal points. For example, for the calculation 3.6 times 1.84, we would begin by calculating multiplying the whole numbers 36 times 184. To do this, we would use an appropriate method for two and three digit multiplication, such as the grid method, giving 36 times 184 = 6624. We then count the total number of decimal places for both decimals. In this case, the total number of decimal places is 1+2=3. We divide the integer answer by 10 that many times. So 6624 div 10^{3} = 6.624.

Knowledge of decimal place values of tenths, hundredths, and thousandths is useful here.

Multiplying decimals is used widely with money and metric conversions.

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