You will notice in this word problem that moving the decimal to the right the same number of times as the number of zeros you multiplying by gets you the answer you desire. Check this out!
Understanding moving the decimal is a free educational video by Khan Academy.It helps students in grades 5 practice the following standards 5.NBT.A.2.
1. 5.NBT.A.2 : Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole number exponents to denote powers of 10..
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