Can someone tell me why $\displaystyle 0.06^2$ is equal to $\displaystyle 0.0036$ I don't get why is isn't just $\displaystyle 0.36$

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- Mar 21st 2013, 10:42 PMuperkurkQuestion with regards to squaring decimals.
Can someone tell me why $\displaystyle 0.06^2$ is equal to $\displaystyle 0.0036$ I don't get why is isn't just $\displaystyle 0.36$

- Mar 21st 2013, 10:45 PMMacstersUndeadRe: Question with regards to squaring decimals.
Consider your decimal in terms of fractions instead might make the case clearer.

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

On the other hand

$\displaystyle \frac{6^2}{100} = 0.36$