Multiplying by ten is another of those very easy things to do. Just add a zero at the end I hear you all cry. While that is true we will look at multiplying by ten in the same way we have looked at the others so far.

## The Rule For Multiplying By Ten

*Use the neighbor*

So when multiplying by ten we ignore the number we are on and just use its neighbor. Lets look at an example.

## An Example - Multiplying 469 By 10

We will look at 469 x 10 for our example.

We setup the calculation as we have done before with a leading zero.

**Step 1**

Starting with our red box in place over the 9 we see there is no neighbor so in this case we will write 0.

**Step 2**

Moving our red box one place to the left we are now looking at the 6. Its neighbor is 9 so we write 9.

**Step 3**

Moving left again we are now on the 4. Looking to the left we see the neighbor is 6. So we write 6.

**Last Step**

Moving left again we are now over the leading zero. Its neighbor is the 4 so we write 4 and our answer is 4690.

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