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    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
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    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
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