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When you multiply a number by 1, it stays the same. When you multiply a number by a number greater than 1, it increases. When you multiply a number by a number that is less than 1 (a proper fraction), it decreases.

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Q: Why does a number get smaller when you multiply by a proper fraction?
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Can multiply any number with a proper fraction and the answer would get smaller than the number you started with?

Yes you can


Why is the answer larger when you multiply a whole number by a whole number and smaller when you multiply a whole number by a proper fraction?

It is larger because the two whole numbers form a greater, larger number when multiplpied together. It is smaller when u multiply a whole number by a fraction because a fraction is a decimal and u get a smaller number when multiplying a number like 1/7 of 5


When the number of a fraction is smaller then denominator?

When the numerator of a fraction is smaller than the denominator, that's a proper fraction.


How do you divide mixed number with a proper fraction?

turn the fraction upside down and multiplyConvert the mixed number to an improper fraction and multiply it by the reciprocal of the fraction.


What is a proper fraction?

A proper fraction is when the number on the top is smaller than the number on the bottom like a half or two sixths


how to convert a non-proper fraction into a proper fraction?

Multiply the whole number by the denominator. Add the product to the numerator of the proper fraction. The sum is the numerator of the improper fraction. The denominator will stay the same.


How do you change a mix fraction to a proper fraction?

Multiply the bottom by the whole number...and then add THAT number by the top number,hope this is what you're looking for!


How do you make a proper fraction into a mixed number?

You multiply the whole number by the denominator and then you add that number to he numerator


35 percent as an improper fraction?

35% wouldn't be an improper fraction - it would be a proper fraction. 35/100, or 7/20 is the proper fraction answer. An improper fraction is where you have a larger number as a numerator and a smaller number as the denominator, such as 100/35.


If the number above the line is smaller than the number below the line it is a fraction?

It is a fraction if the number below the line is not zero. If the ABSOLUTE value of the number above the line is smaller than the ABSOLUTE value of the number below the line then it is a proper fraction. Otherwise it is an improper fraction.So, -7 is smaller than 2 but -7/2 is not a proper fraction because the absolute value of -7 (which is 7) is not smaller than the absolute value of 2 (= 2).


Why is the product of two proper fractions less than either of the fractions?

A proper fraction is less than 1. Whenever you multiply something by a number < 1, the result (product) is less than the original number. So when you multiply a proper fraction by a number less one (such as another proper fraction, the product is less than the original proper fraction. The only time a product involving a given number is larger than the given number is when you multiply the given number by a number that is > 1. Since all proper fractions are < 1, products involving them are always less than the original given number.


How do you make fractions proper?

Just make the numerator(top number)smaller than the denominator(bottom number) and it is a proper fraction.


How do you know if a fraction is proper?

There is no whole number immediately in front of the fraction. And, for the fractional part, the numerator (the top number) is smaller than the denominator (the bottom number).


What is it called when the top number is smaller than the bottom number?

A proper fraction has the top number (the numerator) smaller than the bottom number (the denominator).


When the numerator of a fraction is smaller the the denominator it is a what fraction?

A proper fraction


How do you change a proper fraction into a inproper?

Multiply it by a number that is large enough so that the numerator of the fraction becomes larger than its denominator.


When the numerator is smaller then the denominator it is what kind of fraction?

A proper fraction


A fraction with a numerator smaller than the denominator?

A Proper Fraction


Is an improper fraction bigger than a proper fraction?

yes. in a "proper" fraction, the numerator (number on top) is smaller than the denominator (number on bottom). in an improper fraction, the numerator is larger than the denominator. e/i: 3/5 is smaller than 7/5. 3/5 is proper, 7/5 is improper. 7/5=1 2/5


A number made up of a whole number and a proper fraction is it improper fraction mixed number proper fraction?

A mixed number.


Is Every unit fraction a proper fraction?

Yes, every unit fraction is proper fraction because a proper fraction is a fraction in which the numerator is smaller than denominator. So the set of all unit fractions are also proper fractions.


Does a proper fraction have a numerator larger than the denominator?

No, a proper fraction has a numerator smaller than the denominator.


A fraction in which the numerator is smaller than the denominator is called?

A proper fraction.


When the numerator of a fraction is smaller than the denominator?

That's a proper fraction.


What type of fraction do you have if the numerator is smaller than the denominator?

A proper fraction.