## Finding 1 1/4 times 2 as a Fraction

This problem involves multiplying a mixed number by a whole number. Here's how to solve it:

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

- Multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator of the fraction (4) and add the numerator (1): 1 * 4 + 1 = 5.
- Keep the same denominator (4).
- The improper fraction is
**5/4**.

### Step 2: Multiply the fractions

- Now we have (5/4) * 2.
- Remember, a whole number can be written as a fraction with a denominator of 1: 2/1.
- Multiply the numerators: 5 * 2 = 10
- Multiply the denominators: 4 * 1 = 4
- The result is
**10/4**.

### Step 3: Simplify the fraction (optional)

- The fraction 10/4 can be simplified by dividing both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, which is 2.
- 10 / 2 = 5
- 4 / 2 = 2
- The simplified fraction is
**5/2**.