## Calculating 1 1/3 Times 3/8

This article will guide you through the steps of multiplying the mixed number **1 1/3** by the fraction **3/8**.

### Converting Mixed Numbers

First, we need to convert the mixed number **1 1/3** into an improper fraction. To do this, we multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator of the fraction (3) and add the numerator (1). This gives us 4. We then keep the same denominator (3). This means **1 1/3** is equivalent to **4/3**.

### Multiplying Fractions

Now we can multiply the two fractions: **4/3** and **3/8**. To multiply fractions, we simply multiply the numerators and the denominators.

**Numerator:**4 * 3 = 12**Denominator:**3 * 8 = 24

This gives us the fraction **12/24**.

### Simplifying the Result

Finally, we need to simplify the fraction **12/24**. Both the numerator and denominator are divisible by 12, which gives us the simplified fraction **1/2**.