## What is 1 1/3 cups times two?

Let's figure out how to multiply 1 1/3 cups by two. Here's a breakdown:

### Understanding Mixed Numbers

1 1/3 is a **mixed number**, combining a whole number (1) and a fraction (1/3).

### Converting to a Fraction

To make multiplication easier, let's convert 1 1/3 into an improper fraction:

- Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction: 1 x 3 = 3
- Add the numerator: 3 + 1 = 4
- Keep the same denominator: 4/3

Now we have 4/3 instead of 1 1/3.

### Multiplying by Two

To multiply 4/3 by two, we simply multiply the numerator by two:

(4/3) x 2 = 8/3

### Converting Back to a Mixed Number

8/3 is an improper fraction, so let's convert it back to a mixed number:

- Divide the numerator (8) by the denominator (3): 8 ÷ 3 = 2 with a remainder of 2
- The whole number is 2.
- The remainder (2) becomes the numerator of the fraction, keeping the same denominator (3): 2/3

Therefore, 8/3 is equivalent to 2 2/3.

### Final Answer

**1 1/3 cups times two equals 2 2/3 cups.**