# How do you multiply 0.58times0.04?

Jun 9, 2017

By computation $= 58 \times 4 \times {10}^{-} 4$ which is $2.32 \times {10}^{-} 2$

#### Explanation:

You need to multiply numbers and then add decimals:

$58 \times 4 \times {10}^{-} 4$

When you multiply 58 with 4, you will get

$= 232 \times {10}^{-} 4$

If you arrange your result (using scientific method)

you can write:

$= 2.32 \times {10}^{-} 2$

$2.32 \times {10}^{-} 2$

Jun 9, 2017

$0.58 \times 0.04 = 0.0232$

#### Explanation:

$0.58 = \frac{58}{100}$

and $0.04 = \frac{4}{100}$

Hence, $0.58 \times 0.04$

= $\frac{58}{100} \times \frac{4}{100}$

= $\frac{58 \times 4}{100 \times 100}$

= $\frac{232}{10000}$

= $0.0232$