0.03⋅54

Multiply 4 by 3. Place the ones digit (2) in the result line and carry the tens digit (1). There is one result line for each digit in 54.

1 | |||

0 | .0 | 3 | |

⨯ | 5 | 4 | |

2 |

Multiply 4 by 0 and add the carried 1. Place the result in the next column in the result line. There is one result line for each digit in 54.

1 | |||

0 | .0 | 3 | |

⨯ | 5 | 4 | |

1 | 2 |

Multiply 4 by 0. Place the result in the next column in the result line. There is one result line for each digit in 54.

0 | .0 | 3 | |

⨯ | 5 | 4 | |

0 | 1 | 2 |

Multiply 5 by 3. Place the ones digit (5) in the result line and carry the tens digit (1). There is one result line for each digit in 54.

1 | |||

0 | .0 | 3 | |

⨯ | 5 | 4 | |

0 | 1 | 2 | |

5 |

Multiply 5 by 0 and add the carried 1. Place the result in the next column in the result line. There is one result line for each digit in 54.

1 | |||

0 | .0 | 3 | |

⨯ | 5 | 4 | |

0 | 1 | 2 | |

1 | 5 |

Multiply 5 by 0. Place the result in the next column in the result line. There is one result line for each digit in 54.

0 | .0 | 3 | |

⨯ | 5 | 4 | |

0 | 1 | 2 | |

0 | 1 | 5 |

Add the numbers in each column. In this case, add 2+0, then place the 2 in the result line.

0 | .0 | 3 | |

⨯ | 5 | 4 | |

0 | 1 | 2 | |

0 | 1 | 5 | |

2 |

Add the numbers in each column. In this case, add 1+5, then place the 6 in the result line.

0 | .0 | 3 | |

⨯ | 5 | 4 | |

0 | 1 | 2 | |

0 | 1 | 5 | |

6 | 2 |

Add the numbers in each column. In this case, add 0+1, then place the 1 in the result line.

0 | .0 | 3 | |

⨯ | 5 | 4 | |

0 | 1 | 2 | |

0 | 1 | 5 | |

1 | 6 | 2 |

0 | .0 | 3 | |

⨯ | 5 | 4 | |

0 | 1 | 2 | |

0 | 1 | 5 | |

1 | 6 | 2 |

To find the number of decimal places needed in the answer, add the number of decimal places in the multiplier and multiplicand. In this case, there is a total of 2, so the answer must have 2 decimal places as well.

1.62

Evaluate 0.03*54