## Multiplying Mixed Numbers: 1 1/2 x 2 1/3

Multiplying mixed numbers can seem tricky, but with the right steps, it's easy! Let's break down how to calculate **1 1/2 x 2 1/3**.

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

**1 1/2**becomes**3/2**(multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the numerator, then keep the same denominator).**2 1/3**becomes**7/3**(multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the numerator, then keep the same denominator).

### Step 2: Multiply the Fractions

**(3/2) x (7/3)**- Multiply the numerators: 3 x 7 = 21
- Multiply the denominators: 2 x 3 = 6
- This gives us
**21/6**.

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

**21/6**can be simplified by dividing both numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, which is 3.- This gives us
**7/2**.

### Step 4: Convert back to a Mixed Number (Optional)

**7/2**can be converted back to a mixed number:- 7 divided by 2 equals 3 with a remainder of 1.
- So,
**7/2**is equal to**3 1/2**.

### Conclusion

Therefore, **1 1/2 x 2 1/3** equals **7/2** or **3 1/2**.