## 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**.