## Multiplying Fractions: 1 1/3 Cup Times 4

This article will guide you through the steps of multiplying a mixed number by a whole number. We will solve the problem of **1 1/3 cup times 4**.

### Understanding the Problem

The problem asks us to find the total amount of liquid if we have four times the quantity of 1 1/3 cups. This is a multiplication problem involving a mixed number (1 1/3) and a whole number (4).

### Converting to an Improper Fraction

To make multiplication easier, we'll convert the mixed number 1 1/3 into an improper fraction:

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

Now our problem is: **4/3 times 4**.

### Multiplying Fractions

To multiply fractions, we simply multiply the numerators and the denominators:

**Multiply the numerators:**4 * 4 = 16**Multiply the denominators:**3 * 1 = 3

This gives us the result: **16/3**

### Converting Back to a Mixed Number

The answer, 16/3, is an improper fraction. To convert it back to a mixed number:

**Divide the numerator by the denominator:**16 ÷ 3 = 5 with a remainder of 1**The quotient (5) becomes the whole number part of the mixed number.****The remainder (1) becomes the numerator of the fraction.****Keep the same denominator (3):**5 1/3

### Final Answer

Therefore, 1 1/3 cup times 4 is equal to **5 1/3 cups**.