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    Assistance with algebra word problem

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    Suppose you multiply a decimal that has 2 digits to the right of its decimal point by a decimal that has 3 digits to the right of its decimal point. Explain why you put the decimal point 2+3 places from the end of the product calculated without the decimal points.
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    Re: Assistance with algebra word problem

    A number of the form A.** is the same as A**\times 10^{-2} and a number of the form B.*** is the same as B***\times 10^{-3}.
    The product lf the two numbers is (A**)(B***)\times 10^{-5}.
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