__Objectives:__

At the end of this lesson, students should be able to multiply decimals by whole numbers.

Multiplying means continues addition. It implies adding a particular number to itself a number of times. The same rule applies when multiplying decimals by whole numbers.

Consider the number line below.

**The number line shows four (4) jumps in steps of 0.3 each time. This ends on 1.2. It implies that 0.3 + 0.3 + 0.3 + 0.3 = 1.2**

Using multiplication, we can say that:

Here it is evident that multiplication of decimals follows the normal method of multiplication except that **the answer bears the same number of decimal places as the decimals being multiplied.**

__Example 2__

**Complete the multiplications below.**

__Unit 10 Lesson 14: Exercise 1__

**Multiply these decimals by the given whole numbers.**

1. 27.0 2. 4.5 3. 59.44 4. 74.4 5. 17.493

6. 32. 28 7. 60.291 8. 358.52 9. 211.70 10. 5.184

6. 32. 28 7. 60.291 8. 358.52 9. 211.70 10. 5.184

__Unit 10 Lesson 14: Exercise 2__

**Complete the following multiplications.**

1. 16.1 2. 168.0 3. 154.8 4. 25.788 5. 578.34

6. 0.216 7. 313.152 8. 752.00 9. 78.496 10. 348.48

6. 0.216 7. 313.152 8. 752.00 9. 78.496 10. 348.48

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