## Calculating 1 1/3 Times 2/3

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

### Converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

Before we can multiply, we need to convert the mixed number 1 1/3 into an improper fraction. To do this:

**Multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator of the fraction (3):**1 * 3 = 3**Add the numerator of the fraction (1) to the result:**3 + 1 = 4**Keep the same denominator (3):**The improper fraction is 4/3

### Multiplying Fractions

Now that we have two fractions, we can multiply them:

**Multiply the numerators:**4 * 2 = 8**Multiply the denominators:**3 * 3 = 9

This gives us the fraction 8/9.

### Simplifying the Answer

The fraction 8/9 is already in its simplest form, meaning there are no common factors (other than 1) between the numerator and denominator.

**Therefore, 1 1/3 times 2/3 equals 8/9.**