1 1/2 x 2 as a fraction
To multiply a mixed number by a whole number, we can follow these steps:

Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction. To do this, multiply the whole number part by the denominator of the fraction and add the numerator. Keep the same denominator.
In this case, 1 1/2 becomes (1 * 2 + 1) / 2 = 3/2

Multiply the improper fraction by the whole number. Remember that multiplying fractions involves multiplying the numerators and denominators.
Therefore, (3/2) * 2 = (3 * 2) / (2 * 1) = 6/2

Simplify the result. 6/2 can be simplified to 3.
Therefore, 1 1/2 x 2 = 3