## Calculating 1 1/4 times 4 1/2

This article will guide you through the process of multiplying mixed numbers, specifically focusing on the calculation of **1 1/4 times 4 1/2**.

### Step 1: Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions

**1 1/4**is equivalent to (1 * 4 + 1) / 4 =**5/4****4 1/2**is equivalent to (4 * 2 + 1) / 2 =**9/2**

### Step 2: Multiply the fractions

Now that we have improper fractions, we simply multiply them:

(5/4) * (9/2) = (5 * 9) / (4 * 2) = **45/8**

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

The fraction 45/8 can be converted back into a mixed number:

- 45 divided by 8 equals 5 with a remainder of 5.
- Therefore, 45/8 is equivalent to
**5 5/8**.

### Conclusion

The result of 1 1/4 times 4 1/2 is **45/8** or **5 5/8**. Remember to always convert mixed numbers to improper fractions before multiplying. This approach makes the calculation much easier and avoids potential errors.