# Evaluate 0.03*54 0.03⋅54
Multiply using long multiplication.
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
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