## What is 1/3 times 2 as a fraction?

Let's break down how to multiply a fraction by a whole number.

**Understanding the problem:**

We're asked to find the product of 1/3 and 2. This means we're essentially multiplying one-third by two.

**Solution:**

**Represent the whole number as a fraction:**The whole number 2 can be written as a fraction: 2/1.**Multiply the numerators:**1 x 2 = 2**Multiply the denominators:**3 x 1 = 3**Simplify the resulting fraction:**The result is 2/3.

**Therefore, 1/3 times 2 is equal to 2/3.**

**Key takeaways:**

- Multiplying a fraction by a whole number is the same as multiplying the fraction by the whole number written as a fraction (with a denominator of 1).
- When multiplying fractions, you multiply the numerators and the denominators.
- Always simplify the resulting fraction if possible.