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How do you multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000?

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Remember, when we multiply and divide by 10 100 and 1000 it's all about shifting those digits! You just need to make sure you think about ...


The direction of the shift:

  • To the left to multiply because your number is getting bigger
  • To the right to divide because your number is getting smaller


How many times the digits need to shift:

10- 1 shift

100- 2 shifts

1000- 3 shifts



How do you order numbers with decimals?