## Multiplying Mixed Numbers: Finding the Product of 1 1/3 x 1 1/3

Multiplying mixed numbers can seem tricky, but it's really just a matter of breaking them down into simpler steps. Let's look at how to multiply **1 1/3 x 1 1/3** and express the answer as a fraction.

### Step 1: Convert Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

**1 1/3:**To convert this, multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator (3) and add the numerator (1). This gives us 4. Keep the same denominator (3). So, 1 1/3 becomes**4/3**.**1 1/3:**We repeat the same process: (1 x 3) + 1 = 4. So, 1 1/3 becomes**4/3**.

### Step 2: Multiply the Fractions

Now we have: **(4/3) x (4/3)**

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

- (4 x 4) / (3 x 3) =
**16/9**

### Step 3: Simplify (if possible)

The fraction 16/9 is already in its simplest form.

### Solution

Therefore, the product of 1 1/3 x 1 1/3 is **16/9**.