## Multiplying Fractions: 1 1/3 x 5

Multiplying a mixed number by a whole number might seem daunting, but it's actually quite simple. Let's break down how to solve **1 1/3 x 5**.

### Step 1: Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction.

**1 1/3**is the same as**(1 x 3 + 1)/3 = 4/3**

### Step 2: Rewrite the whole number as a fraction.

**5**can be written as**5/1**.

### Step 3: Multiply the numerators and the denominators.

- (4/3) x (5/1) = (4 x 5) / (3 x 1) =
**20/3**

### Step 4: Simplify the answer (if possible).

**20/3**can be simplified to a mixed number:**6 2/3**