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Using a Calculator to Multiply by Decimal Numbers Between 0 and 1

In this worksheet, students use a calculator to multiply by decimal numbers between 0 and 1.

'Using a Calculator to Multiply by Decimal Numbers Between 0 and 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Calculators/Technology for Accuracy

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Worksheet Overview

When you multiply any number by 1 it remains the same.

For example, 24 × 1 = 24      79 × 1 = 79     38.97 × 1 = 38.97 

When you multiply a number by a decimal between 0 and 1 something surprising happens.


79 x 0.1 = 7.9

24 x 0.7 = 16.8

 

Multiplying by 0.1 is the same as dividing by 10.

Your answer is smaller than the number you are multiplying.

Now use your calculator to answer the following questions.

 

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