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# When is the product of two fractions greater than its factors?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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That only happens if they're both improper fractions, i.e. greater than ' 1 '.

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### When you multiply two fractions why is the product greater than 1?

The product is not always greater than 1.

No, it is not.

### How is the product of 2proper fractions greater than the fractions being multiplied?

It is not: they are the same. A "product" and "multiple" are synonyms.

### When is the product of two fractions less than its factors?

If the fractions are both proper fractions ... equivalent to less than 1 ... thenthat's always true ... the product is always less than either factor.

### A whole number greater than one with more than 2 fractions?

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### When two mixed numbers are greater than 1 are mulitiplied the product will always be?

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

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### A whole number greater than one than with more than two fractions?

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### When will the quotient of two fractions less than 1 be greater than either fraction?

Yes. Consider two negative fractions. Since they are negative, both are less than 1. But their product is positive and so greater than either.

No.

### What fractions whose value is greater than or equal to 1 called?

Fractions that are greater than one are known as improper or 'top-heavy' fractions as the numerator is greater than the denominator.