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If you multiply a number less than 1 by another number less than 1,

then the product is less than either of the original numbers.

The reason is that a number less than 1 represents a piece of 1 whole thing.

Multiplying two numbers less than 1 represents taking a piece of a piece, and

when you do that, you wind up with less than either one of the original pieces.

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