## Multiplying Mixed Numbers: 1 1/4 x 1 1/3

Multiplying mixed numbers can seem daunting at first, but it's actually a straightforward process. Here's how to multiply **1 1/4 x 1 1/3** and express the answer as a fraction:

### Step 1: Convert Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

**1 1/4:**Multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator (4) and add the numerator (1). Keep the same denominator (4). This gives us**5/4**.**1 1/3:**Multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator (3) and add the numerator (1). Keep the same denominator (3). This gives us**4/3**.

### Step 2: Multiply the Numerators and Denominators

Now that we have improper fractions, we can simply multiply the numerators and the denominators:

**(5/4) x (4/3) = (5 x 4) / (4 x 3)**

### Step 3: Simplify the Result

**(5 x 4) / (4 x 3) = 20/12**

We can simplify this fraction by dividing both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, which is 4:

**20/12 = (20/4) / (12/4) = 5/3**

### Final Answer:

Therefore, **1 1/4 x 1 1/3 = 5/3** or **1 2/3** as a mixed number.