## Multiplying Fractions: 1 1/2 x 3

This article will guide you through the steps to multiply the mixed number **1 1/2** by the whole number **3**.

### Step 1: Convert the Mixed Number to an Improper Fraction

**1 1/2**is equivalent to**(1 x 2 + 1)/2 = 3/2**

### Step 2: Write the Whole Number as a Fraction

**3**can be written as**3/1**.

### Step 3: Multiply the Numerators and Denominators

- Multiply the numerators: 3 x 3 = 9
- Multiply the denominators: 2 x 1 = 2

### Step 4: Simplify the Result

- The product of 3/2 and 3/1 is
**9/2**.

### Step 5: Convert the Improper Fraction to a Mixed Number (Optional)

- 9/2 can be converted back to a mixed number:
**4 1/2**

Therefore, **1 1/2 x 3 = 9/2** or **4 1/2**.