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# When multiplying fraction by fraction will the product be greater than or less than?

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### Is the product of a fraction less than one?

product of a fraction less than 1 and a whole number greater than or less than the whole Number

### Is the product of a fraction that is less than one and any whole number less than or greater than the whole number?

the answer is smaller than the whole number because you're taking a fraction of the second number. it's like multiplying by a decimal.

### What do you notice about the relationship between the factors and the product when multiplying two decimals less than 1?

The factors are greater than the product.

### Is the product of fraction less than 1 and a whole number greater than or less then the whole number?

It can be greater than or less than it.

### If you multiply 6 by 14 will your answer be greater or less than 6 Explain?

If that is 14, then it will be greater than 6 as you are multiplying by a number greater than 1. If that is 1/4, then it will be less than 6 as you are multiplying by a (positive) fraction less than 1.

### Why multiplying a number by a fraction less than 1 will give you a smaller product than your first factor?

Not necessarily. -1/2 is a fraction which is less than 1.-10 * -1/2 = 5, a product which is bigger than -10.

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### Why does the answer get smaller when multiplying decimals less than 1?

When multiplying decimals less than 1, the answer gets smaller because each decimal is less than 1. Multiplying a number by a value less than 1 will always result in a smaller product. Think of it as taking a fraction or a portion of the number, which will inevitably make the product smaller.

### Is the product of a fraction less than 1 and a whole number greater than less than the whole number?

No, the statement is not necessarily true.