## 1 1/2 Times 5 as a Fraction

This problem involves multiplying a mixed number by a whole number. Here's how to solve it:

### Step 1: Convert the Mixed Number to a Fraction

**1 1/2**can be converted to an improper fraction by multiplying the whole number (1) by the denominator (2) and adding the numerator (1): (1 * 2) + 1 = 3.- The denominator stays the same:
**3/2**

### Step 2: Multiply the Fractions

- Now we have
**(3/2) * 5**. - Treat the whole number 5 as a fraction:
**5/1**. - Multiply the numerators and the denominators: (3 * 5) / (2 * 1) =
**15/2**.

### Step 3: Simplify the Result (Optional)

- The fraction
**15/2**is an improper fraction, meaning the numerator is larger than the denominator. - You can convert it back to a mixed number: 15 divided by 2 is 7 with a remainder of 1.
- This gives us
**7 1/2**.

**Therefore, 1 1/2 times 5 is equal to 15/2 or 7 1/2.**