# Multiplication: Cents and Decimals

## About the Multiplication: Cents and Decimals Lesson

**Summary**

This lesson introduces students to multiplication using cents and decimals.

**Objectives**

• To be able to multiply cents and whole numbers.

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To be able to multiply whole numbers by cents that are expressed in their decimal dollar equivalent.

**Suggested Grades**

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

**Excerpt **

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When multiplying, using different units can aid in understanding how to multiply decimals and whole numbers. For example, if a donut costs 79 cents, how much would 6 donuts cost?
There are two ways of solving this problem. The first way would be to multiply 79 cents by 6, which would be written:
79cents
x 6
474 cents
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