# Math Help - Question with regards to squaring decimals.

1. ## 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 $0.36$

2. ## 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
$\frac{6^2}{100} = 0.36$