Multiplying Large Numbers
A Shortcut for Multiplying Large Numbers
Read on to learn an easy way to find the product of
PROCEDURE: To find the product of large numbers, remove the zeros at the end
of one or both numbers. Next, multiply the non-zero numbers. Finally, at the
end of the product, replace the same number of zeros that you removed from
SAMPLE PROBLEM: Multiply 80,000 by 50.
Step 1: Remove the zeros from the end of your numbers, and multiply the
Step 2: At the end of your product, replace the total number of zeros you
removed from the multipliers. Because you removed a total of five
zeros from your multipliers, place five zeros after your product.
80,000 Ã— 50 = 4,000,000