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Multiply and Divide Multiples of 10

In this worksheet, students will improve their skills with multiples by multiplying and dividing multiples of 10.

'Multiply and Divide Multiples of 10' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Four Operations for All Numbers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This activity is about the multiplication and division of multiples of 10.


Example 1

Work out:

4,500 ÷ 500 =



This has the same answer as:

450 ÷ 50 or 45 ÷ 5

The answer is 9.


Tip: If they both have the same number of zeros, simply remove the zeros and do the division sum as normal!


Example 2

Work out:

30 x 500



Here's the detailed explanation of what's happening:

This is 3 x 10 x  5 x 100

which is 3 x 5 x 10 x 100

which is 15 x 1,000

The answer is 15,000


Here's the quick and easy way to work it out!

To work out 30 x 500:  remove the zeros, multiply 3 and 5 and then put the zeros back in again!

3 x 5 plus three zeros gives us 15,000


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