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

Multiplying mixed numbers can seem daunting, but it's actually quite straightforward. Here's how to multiply **1 1/4 x 1 1/4** :

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

**1 1/4**becomes**5/4**(multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the numerator, keep the same denominator)**1 1/4**becomes**5/4**

### Step 2: Multiply the Numerators and Denominators

- (5/4) x (5/4) = (5 x 5) / (4 x 4) =
**25/16**

### Step 3: Simplify the Result (if possible)

- The fraction 25/16 is an improper fraction (numerator is greater than the denominator). We can convert it to a mixed number.
- 25/16 =
**1 9/16**

**Therefore, 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 = 1 9/16**