# How will the product change if: a) one of the factors is increased by 5 times, and the other is decreased by 5 times?

May 29, 2021 | education

| **How will the product change if: a) one of the factors is increased by 5 times, and the other is decreased by 5 times? b) increase one of the multipliers by 8 times, and decrease the other by 2 times? c) decrease one of the multipliers by 12 times, and decrease the other by 3 times?**

For clarity, we show the work in the form a * b.

a) (a * 5) * (b / 5) = a * b * 5/5 = a * b;

Answer: the work will not change in any way.

b) (a * 8) * (b / 2) = a * b * 8/2 = a * b * 4;

Answer: the work will quadruple.

c) (a / 12) * (b / 3) = a * b / (12 * 3) = a * b / 36;

Answer: the work will decrease 36 times.

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