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    multiplying decimals

    could I please have someone explain how I multiply decimals by power numbers please?

    ie 1234.56 x 10 to the power of 4

    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by strugglingmama View Post
    could I please have someone explain how I multiply decimals by power numbers please?

    ie 1234.56 x 10 to the power of 4

    TIA
    Would you know the answer to the following:

    1234.56 x 10
    = ?

    The above is same as:

    1234.56 x 10 to the power of 1
    “... mathematics is only the art of saying the same thing in different words” - B. Russell

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    If you're still stuck, use a calculator to multiply 1.234 by 10. Write down the result.

    Then, multiply by ten again. Write down the result.

    Then, multiply by ten again. Write down the result.

    Then, multiply by ten again. Write down the result.

    There's a pattern, in the results. What do you see happening?
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