## Multiplying Fractions: 1 1/3 Cup Times 3

In this article, we will learn how to multiply a mixed number, 1 1/3, by 3.

### Understanding the Problem

We are asked to find the result of multiplying **1 1/3 cups** by **3**. This could be a scenario where we need to triple a recipe ingredient or calculate the total volume of a liquid in a container.

### Converting to Improper Fractions

Before multiplying, it's easier to work with improper fractions. To convert 1 1/3 to an improper fraction:

**Multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator (3):**1 * 3 = 3**Add the numerator (1):**3 + 1 = 4**Keep the same denominator (3):**4/3

Now we have the equivalent improper fraction: **4/3**

### Performing the Multiplication

Now we can multiply 4/3 by 3:

(4/3) * 3 = (4 * 3) / 3 = 12/3

### Simplifying the Result

Finally, we simplify the improper fraction 12/3:

12/3 = **4**

### Conclusion

Therefore, 1 1/3 cup times 3 equals **4 cups**.