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

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because you multiplying by 9

There are an infinite amount of values that are smaller than 18, including positive and negative numbers and decimals values. For example -43.6 is less than 18.

0.2, 0.1, 0.0, -0.1 -0.2 are all in tenths and are all smaller.

Thousandths is smaller than tenths.

If a decimal is less than one, it cannot be greater than one.

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because you multiplying by 9

The factors are greater than the product.

There are an infinite amount of values that are smaller than 18, including positive and negative numbers and decimals values. For example -43.6 is less than 18.

Yes, when any number is multiplied by a decimal, as long as the decimal is less than 1, the product is smaller that that number (assuming we are just dealing with positive numbers) An example is 5 times .4, which equals 2. 2 is less than 5. Another example, this time where both numbers are decimals, is .3 times .1 which equals .03. .03 is smaller that both .3 and .1. The reason it gets smaller is because by multiplying by a decimal, you are trying to get a fraction of the number, which will always be less than that number. For example, 3 times .5 = 1.5. Here, the result is a fraction (1/2) of three.

two decimals which are less than 0.05 = 0.04, 0.03

0.2, 0.1, 0.0, -0.1 -0.2 are all in tenths and are all smaller.

Thousandths is smaller than tenths.

There's no number on that list that's smaller than 0.5 .

If a decimal is less than one, it cannot be greater than one.

You do the multiplication in exactly the same way. The only extra thing is that when multiplying decimals, you need to place the decimal point (or decimal comma - depending on your country) in the correct position. If one number has, for example, 3 digits after the decimal point, and the other 4, you need to place the decimal point in the result (BEFORE eliminating unnecessary zeros) in such a way that there are, in this example, 7 digits (3 + 4) to the right of the decimal point.

1% = 0.01. Three decimals that are less than 0.01 are 0.005, 0.006, and 0.007.

You only get a smaller decimal if you do 0. something because your multiplying it by 0! oust like with the whole numbers, if you times something by 0 it gets smaller. only with a decimal, there's are still numbers less than the 0 so it gets smaller and smaller until you have a total of 0!