# What fraction is closer to 1 than 0?

If you take half of the denominator and the numerator is more than that then it is closer to 1 than zero.

### How do you know if a fraction is between 0 and 1 or a half and 1?

A proper fraction is between 0 and 1. A proper fraction has the numerator less than the denominator. The numerator is the top number, and the denominator is the bottom number. If the fraction has a numerator, which is half of the denominator, then it is half and anything with a numerator greater then half the denominator but not greater than the denominator is between 1/2 and 1.

### When you multiply a fraction less than 1 by another fraction less than 1 is your answer going to be less than the two factors?

That depends. When you multiply fractions, the product is closer to zero than either of the factors. If you multiply any positive fraction by 1/2, your result will be half of the original number. However, if you multiply any negative fraction by 1/2, your result will be twice the original number. EXAMPLE: 1/2 x 1/4 = 1/8 (1/8 is less than 1/4 ) 1/2 x -1/4 = -1/8 (-1/8 is greater than -1/4 )