# What is 1.2 * 0.6?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 9, 2016

$0.72$

#### Explanation:

The number $1.2$ has only one digit which is $2$. The same is for $0.6$ - the only one digit is $6$.

Let me multiply each of them by ten:

$1.2 \cdot 10 = 12$

$0.6 \cdot 10 = 6$

When we have converted them to the non-digital numbers we can multiply them easily:

$12 \cdot 6 = 72$

Now, we should come to the start: we had $1.2$ and $0.6$ which we each multiplied by $10$. Since both of them were multiplied by ten, now the result should be divided by $100$ in order to obtain a correct number of digits.

$\frac{72}{100} = 0.72$

So:

$1.2 \cdot 0.6 = 0.72$