Multiply a decimal by a power of ten

To multiply by a power of ten, move the decimal point to the right one place for each zero.

Multiply 100 x 0.48

Count the zeroes in 100. There are 2 zeroes in 100.

Start with 0.48. Move the decimal point 2 places to the right.

0.48 → 48

Write the answer:

100 x 0.48 = 48