## What is 1/3 Cup Times Two?

This question seems simple, but it can be tricky if you aren't familiar with fractions. Let's break it down.

### Understanding Fractions and Multiplication

**Fractions represent parts of a whole.**In this case, 1/3 cup represents one out of three equal parts of a cup.**Multiplying a fraction by a whole number is like adding the fraction to itself that many times.**So, 1/3 cup times two is the same as adding 1/3 cup + 1/3 cup.

### Calculating the Answer

**When adding fractions with the same denominator (bottom number), you add the numerators (top numbers) and keep the denominator the same.**- Therefore, 1/3 + 1/3 = 2/3.

### Final Answer

**1/3 cup times two equals 2/3 cup.**