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A rational number is ANY number that can be represented as one integer over a second integer (which cannot be zero). There is no requirement that the top integer is less than the bottom integer (an improper fraction is still a rational number - all integers are rational numbers as they can be represented as an improper fraction with a 1 as the denominator).

Only if both rational numbers are less than 1 will the result of multiplying them together be less than both of them.

If one rational number is greater than 1 and the other less than 1, then the result of multiplying them together is greater than the number less than 1 and less than the number greater than 1.

If both rational numbers are greater than 1, then the result of multiplying them together is greater than both of them.

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Q: When you multiply two rational numbers will you always get a number that is smaller than the two factors?
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What happens to a rational number when it is multiplied by an integer between negative one and zero?

All numbers between negative one and zero are negative. When you multiply a number by a negative it becomes negative. Also, all numbers between negative one and zero are decimals. When you multiply a number by a decimal it becomes smaller. Thus, when you multiply a rational number by a number between negative one and zero, it becomes smaller and negative.

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