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Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100

Imagine you had a piece of string that was 1 metre in length. What if you cut this into 10 equal pieces? How long would each piece be? How would you write that as a fraction and a decimal?

What if you had a 2 metre piece of string cut into 10 equal parts?

 

We have been looking at how the value of digits change when you multiply and divide by 10 and 100. Follow this link to a website that will help you to explain how the value of the digits change.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=MovingDigitCards

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