## Let's Multiply Mixed Numbers!

This article will explore how to calculate **1 1/2 times 1 1/2 times 2**.

### Converting Mixed Numbers to Fractions

First, we need to convert the mixed numbers (1 1/2) into improper fractions. To do this, multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction and add the numerator. Keep the same denominator:

**1 1/2 = (1 * 2 + 1) / 2 = 3/2**

Now our problem looks like this: **(3/2) * (3/2) * 2**

### Multiplying Fractions

To multiply fractions, multiply the numerators together and the denominators together:

**(3 * 3 * 2) / (2 * 2 * 1) = 18 / 4**

### Simplifying the Fraction

The fraction 18/4 can be simplified by dividing both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, which is 2:

**18/4 = 9/2**

### Converting Back to a Mixed Number

Finally, we can convert the improper fraction 9/2 back into a mixed number:

**9/2 = 4 1/2**

Therefore, **1 1/2 times 1 1/2 times 2 equals 4 1/2**.