## What is 1 1/3 times 1/2?

Let's break down how to multiply the mixed number **1 1/3** by the fraction **1/2**.

### Converting to a Fraction

First, we need to convert the mixed number **1 1/3** into an improper fraction.

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

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

### Multiplication

Now we can multiply the fractions:

**(4/3) * (1/2)**

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

**(4 * 1) / (3 * 2)**

This gives us:

**4/6**

### Simplifying

We can simplify this fraction by dividing both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, which is 2:

**4/6 = 2/3**

### Conclusion

Therefore, **1 1/3 times 1/2 is equal to 2/3.**