Directions for multiplying:
 Pretend the decimals do not exist and multiply the two numbers
 Count the total number of decimal places in the problem
 Place the decimal in the answer such that the answer has the same number of decimal places as the problem
Example 1: (3.48)(2.6) =
Example 2: 46.2 x 0.45 =

Multiplying with the LATTICE method 

Example 3: 3.14 x 7.6 =
 Begin by counting the number of decimal places in the problem. There are three decimal places: 1, 4, and 6.
 Now multiply the numbers as if they were whole numbers, while ignoring the decimals.
Example 4: 57.1 x 6.4 =

Multiplying the typical way 

SelfCheck
Q1: $\,\,\,\,\,5.2\times~3.7\,\,\,\,\,$ [show answer]
19.24
Q2: $\,\,\,\,\,1.73\times~2.1\,\,\,\,\,$ [show answer]
3.633
Q3: $\,\,\,\,\,6.28\times~0.51\,\,\,\,\,$ [show answer]
3.2028