My mum's a teacher and she found thid really cool way of multiplying decimals in a teaching book. In the book it calls it 'Italian'.

Here goes...

## Step 1: Table

Set out a rectangle like this:

(The dots are decimal points)

(The diagonal lines are important)

## Step 2: Tens

(If the product of the two numbers is less than 10, leave this half blank)

## Step 4: Magic!

## Step 5: Decimal point

So the answer is 164.68!

Try with other numbers and enjoy "cheating" on your maths questions.

NM

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Very interesting, thanks for sharing this technique. This website has some multiplying decimals worksheets to practice with: http://stemsheets.com/math/multiplying-decimals-worksheet-horizontal

I am not seeing any addition in this particular step.