# Question with regards to squaring decimals.

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• March 21st 2013, 10:42 PM
uperkurk
Question with regards to squaring decimals.
Can someone tell me why $0.06^2$ is equal to $0.0036$ I don't get why is isn't just $0.36$
• March 21st 2013, 10:45 PM
MacstersUndead
Re: Question with regards to squaring decimals.
Consider your decimal in terms of fractions instead might make the case clearer.

$0.06^2 = (\frac{6}{100})^2 = \frac{6^2}{100^2} = \frac{36}{10000} = 0.0036$

On the other hand
$\frac{6^2}{100} = 0.36$