# Multiplying Decimals

Among four basic operations in arithmetic (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division), multiplication is one among them and it gives the product of two numbers. There is an inverse relationship between multiplication and division.**Consider the equation $\frac{54}{6}$ = 9 has inverse relationships:**

6 $\times$ 9 = 54

9 $\times$ 6 = 54

We usually use an asterisk or cross ( * or x ) symbol to denote multiplication. Multiplication of decimals is normally done by ignoring the decimal points and then put the decimal point in the answer, it should have as many decimal places as the two original numbers combined.