## Multiplying Fractions: 1 1/3 x 1/2

This article will guide you through the process of multiplying the mixed number **1 1/3** by the fraction **1/2**.

### Step 1: Convert the Mixed Number to a Fraction

To multiply fractions, we need all numbers to be in fractional form. Let's convert the mixed number 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):**The improper fraction is**4/3**.

### Step 2: Multiply the Fractions

Now we have: **4/3 x 1/2**

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

**Numerator:**4 x 1 = 4**Denominator:**3 x 2 = 6

This gives us the fraction **4/6**.

### Step 3: Simplify the Fraction

The fraction 4/6 can be simplified. Both the numerator and denominator are divisible by 2:

**4 / 2 = 2****6 / 2 = 3**

Therefore, the simplified answer is **2/3**.

### Conclusion

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