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## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Multiply Decimals

45.728 x 3.2 = ?

**Possible Answers:**

146.3296

1463.296

146329.6

14.63296

14632.96

**Correct answer:**

146.3296

Multiply the numbers out in long format, then move the decimal point over the total number of decimal points in the two numbers (3 in the first, 1 in the second, so 4 total):

45.728 * 3.2 = 91456

91456 + 1371840 = 1,463,296 → 146.3296

Or just count the decimal points in the answer and make sure it's 4.

### Example Question #2 : How To Multiply Decimals

At the farmer's market, oranges are $0.30 each, apples are $0.25 each, bananas are $0.40 each, and tomatoes are $0.60 each. If Scott buys 3 oranges, 7 apples, 4 bananas, and 8 tomatoes, how much does he spend?

**Possible Answers:**

$6.80

$10.40

$9.05

$11.40

$7.75

**Correct answer:**

$9.05

To find out how much Scott spends, we need to multiply the quantity of each fruit by its price and add them all up.

3 * $0.30 + 7 * $0.25 + 4 * $0.40 + 8 * $0.60 = $9.05

### Example Question #3 : How To Multiply Decimals

If is 25% of , what is the closest integer to the value of *?*

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

We can approximate the value of *y* pretty quickly:

*y* ≈ 1(0.50)(52) = 26

Since *y* = 0.25x = (1/4)x we know that x = 4y ≈ 4(26) = 104

### Example Question #4 : How To Multiply Decimals

**Possible Answers:**

0.06

0.6

6

0.0006

0.006

**Correct answer:**

0.006

It's much easier to work with whole numbers, so we'll ignore the decimals for the first step: 5 x 12 = 60

Now look at the decimals. To add them back in, think of 60 as 60.0. Now move the decimal point four places to the left: 0.5 x 0.012 = .0060 = .006

### Example Question #11 : Problem Solving

You bought a dozen eggs marked at and received change from . What is the percent of sales tax?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Set the equation up as

Solve for , which equals

or

Therefore the percent sales tax is:

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