1 1/4 Times 1/2

less than a minute read Jun 17, 2024
1 1/4 Times 1/2

What is 1 1/4 times 1/2?

This problem involves multiplying a mixed number (1 1/4) by a fraction (1/2). Here's how to solve it:

Step 1: Convert the mixed number to a fraction.

  • Multiply the whole number by the denominator of the fraction: 1 * 4 = 4
  • Add the numerator of the fraction: 4 + 1 = 5
  • Keep the same denominator: 5/4

Now we have the problem: 5/4 times 1/2

Step 2: Multiply the numerators and the denominators.

  • Numerators: 5 * 1 = 5
  • Denominators: 4 * 2 = 8

This gives us 5/8.

Answer: 1 1/4 times 1/2 is equal to 5/8.