## Multiplying Mixed Numbers: 1 1/4 x 2 1/4

Multiplying mixed numbers can seem daunting, but it's actually a straightforward process. Let's break down how to multiply **1 1/4 x 2 1/4** and express the answer as a fraction.

### Step 1: Convert 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.)**2 1/4**becomes**9/4**

### Step 2: Multiply the Numerators and Denominators

- (5/4) x (9/4) = (5 x 9) / (4 x 4)

### Step 3: Simplify the Result

- (5 x 9) / (4 x 4) = 45/16

### Step 4: Convert the Improper Fraction to a Mixed Number (Optional)

- 45/16 is equal to
**2 13/16**(Divide the numerator by the denominator. The quotient is the whole number, the remainder is the new numerator, and the denominator stays the same.)

Therefore, 1 1/4 x 2 1/4 is equal to **45/16** or **2 13/16**.