## Multiplying Mixed Numbers: 1 1/2 x 3 3/4

Multiplying mixed numbers can seem tricky, but it's actually quite straightforward. Here's how to multiply **1 1/2 x 3 3/4** and express the answer as a fraction:

**1. Convert Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions:**

**1 1/2:**(1 x 2) + 1 = 3. Keep the denominator, so 1 1/2 becomes 3/2.**3 3/4:**(3 x 4) + 3 = 15. Keep the denominator, so 3 3/4 becomes 15/4.

**2. Multiply the Numerators and Denominators:**

- (3/2) x (15/4) = (3 x 15) / (2 x 4) = 45/8

**3. Simplify the Resulting Fraction:**

- The fraction 45/8 is already in its simplest form.

**Therefore, 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 is equal to 45/8.**