Hello! I was looking at your Fraction questions and since i am pursuing to be an elementry school teacher i feel i don't understand one of your responses. How would you explain this to an elem, midd, and high school student. Even me myselfin college really does not understand. The question was: When you multiply two positive fractions less than 1, how does the answer compare to the size of the fraction? Why? Thank you Katie Hi Katie,A positive fraction less than one is used to represent part of a whole. One fifth of a dollar is part of a dollar and two thirds of a book is part of the book. A second fractional part of that part is smaller yet. You might try to explain this with something concrete. Suppose I have one half of a pizza and three friends come over. If we split the one half of a pizza then we each get one quarter of one half of a pizza. That is we each get ^{1}/_{4} x ^{1}/_{2} = ^{1}/_{8} of a pizza. Penny
