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

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The product is not always greater than 1.

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

Proper fractions.

The terms (factors) used in multiplication are the multiplicand (the factor being multiplied), the multiplier (the factor that the multiplicand is multiplied by) and the product (the answer, or results of the multiplication). Any time either of the factors is greater than the other by at least one, the product will always be greater than the largest factor.

It depends on what type of fraction it is. If the fractions are improper fractions, the product will be greater than the two fractions multiplied together. (Ex: 3/2 x 5/4 = 15/6 or 5/2. 5/2 is greater than 3/2.) If the fractions both have 1 as a numerator, the product is smaller. (Ex: 1/3 x 1/6 = 1/18. 1/18 is less than 1/3.) Any other fractions, it would depend on what fractions you're multiplying. Remember, you are multiplying the numerator by the other numerator and the denominator by the other denominator. (Answer Product of numerators/Product of denominators)

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The product is not always greater than 1.

No, it is not.

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

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

It could be with factors 1, 2 and 4 assuming that "fractions" is your fail at writing factors.

The product will be greater than 1, when each of the two factors are greater than 1.

The factors are greater than the product.

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The LCM is their product because they have no common factors greater than one.

If one assumes that by fractions you actually mean factors - which is not the same thing - then It could be 4, with factors 1, 2 and 4.

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.

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