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

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

easy, just cross multiply

if 1/2 x 1/3 then times it and get 1/6

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)

if you mean multiplying something by a fraction where the numerator is smaller than the denominator then yes.

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Multiply them by a number greater than 100.

No, it is not.

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

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

easy, just cross multiply

the result would be greater than both or more factors, except for when you multiply by 0, 1 or fractions.

To make the product equal to 3.2, multiply by one. To make the product greater or lesser than 3.2 multiply by a number greater or lesser than one, respectively.

Bigger than it

Yes. Natural numbers are counting numbers, equal to or greater than 0. The only ways a product can be less than its multiplicands is when multiplying fractions by fractions or multiplying a positive number by a negative number.

if 1/2 x 1/3 then times it and get 1/6

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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