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For the same reason that you can multiply two proper fractions and get a smaller number than either of them. You are multiplying either decimal by a number that is smaller than 1. As a result you get an answer that is smaller than 1 times the first number.

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Q: Why can you multiply two decimal numbers together and get an answer less than either one of the numbers you multiplied?
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