## Multiplying Fractions: 1 1/2 x 1/4

Multiplying fractions can seem daunting, but it's actually quite simple. Here's how to multiply **1 1/2 x 1/4** and arrive at the correct fractional answer:

### Step 1: Convert Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

**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). This gives us 3, which becomes the new numerator. The denominator remains the same.**1 1/2 = 3/2**

### Step 2: Multiply the Numerators and Denominators

- Now, we have
**3/2 x 1/4**. - Multiply the numerators: 3 x 1 = 3
- Multiply the denominators: 2 x 4 = 8
- This gives us
**3/8**

### Step 3: Simplify (if possible)

- In this case, the fraction
**3/8**is already in its simplest form.

### Conclusion

Therefore, **1 1/2 x 1/4 = 3/8**.