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

Multiplying a mixed number by a whole number can seem tricky, but it's actually quite straightforward. Let's break down how to solve **1 1/2 x 3**.

### Step 1: Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction.

**Multiply the whole number by the denominator:**1 x 2 = 2**Add the numerator:**2 + 1 = 3**Keep the same denominator:**3/2

Now our problem is **3/2 x 3**.

### Step 2: Multiply the numerators and denominators.

**Numerator:**3 x 3 = 9**Denominator:**2 x 1 = 2

This gives us **9/2**.

### Step 3: Convert the improper fraction back to a mixed number (optional).

**Divide the numerator by the denominator:**9 ÷ 2 = 4 with a remainder of 1**The quotient is the whole number:**4**The remainder is the numerator:**1**Keep the same denominator:**2

So, **9/2** is equivalent to **4 1/2**.

### Conclusion

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