## Multiplying Fractions: 1 1/3 x 5/6

This article will guide you through the steps of multiplying the mixed number **1 1/3** by the fraction **5/6**.

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

First, we need to convert the mixed number **1 1/3** into an improper fraction.

- Multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator of the fraction (3): 1 * 3 = 3
- Add the numerator of the fraction (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 * 5/6**. To multiply fractions, we multiply the numerators and the denominators.

- Numerators: 4 * 5 = 20
- Denominators: 3 * 6 = 18

This gives us the fraction **20/18**.

### Step 3: Simplify the Fraction

The fraction **20/18** can be simplified. Both 20 and 18 are divisible by 2.

- 20 ÷ 2 = 10
- 18 ÷ 2 = 9

Therefore, the simplified answer is **10/9**.

### Final Answer

**1 1/3 * 5/6 = 10/9**

This can also be expressed as a mixed number: **1 1/9**.