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Because multiplication is a binary operation that is defined so that it is valid for all numbers.

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Carpenters use decimals when they are measuring lengths that are not whole centimeters. They multiply decimals when calculating the area of surfaces.

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turn both fractions into decimals and then multiply!

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Convert one to the other.

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Well it is very easy once you get the hang of it. First you multiply normally, then the decimal you move as many decimals for example: 5.0 times 4 would be 20.0

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