## Let's Calculate: 0.4 x 2000

This is a simple multiplication problem, but it's helpful to understand the concepts behind it.

### What does 0.4 represent?

0.4 is the same as **four-tenths**, or **40%**. It's a way of expressing a fraction of a whole.

### Understanding the Multiplication

Multiplying by 2000 is like finding out what 2000 groups of 0.4 would equal.

### The Calculation

Here's how to solve it:

**Ignore the decimal point:**Multiply 4 x 2000 = 8000.**Count the decimal places:**There's one decimal place in 0.4.**Move the decimal point:**In the result (8000), move the decimal point one place to the left. This gives you**800**.

### The Answer: 0.4 x 2000 = 800

This means that 40% of 2000 is 800.