## Multiplying Fractions: 1 1/3 x 4

This article will explain how to multiply the mixed number **1 1/3** by the whole number **4**.

### Converting Mixed Numbers to Fractions

The first step is to convert the mixed number **1 1/3** into an improper fraction. To do this, follow these steps:

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

Now, we have the improper fraction **4/3**.

### Multiplying Fractions

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

**Multiply the numerators:**4 x 4 = 16**Multiply the denominators:**3 x 1 = 3

This gives us the fraction **16/3**.

### Simplifying the Answer

The fraction **16/3** is an improper fraction, meaning the numerator is larger than the denominator. We can convert it back into a mixed number:

**Divide the numerator by the denominator:**16 ÷ 3 = 5 with a remainder of 1**The quotient becomes the whole number:**5**The remainder becomes the numerator of the fraction:**1**Keep the same denominator:**1/3

Therefore, **1 1/3 x 4 = 5 1/3**.