## Multiplying Mixed Numbers: 1 1/4 x 2 3/4

Multiplying mixed numbers can seem intimidating, but it's just a matter of breaking them down into fractions and then multiplying. Here's how to solve 1 1/4 x 2 3/4:

**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. This gives us 5/4.**2 3/4:**Multiply the whole number (2) by the denominator (4) and add the numerator (3). Keep the same denominator. This gives us 11/4.

**2. Multiply the fractions:**

- (5/4) * (11/4) = (5 * 11) / (4 * 4) = 55/16

**3. Simplify the answer (if possible):**

- The fraction 55/16 is an improper fraction (numerator is greater than denominator). We can convert it to a mixed number:
- 55 divided by 16 equals 3 with a remainder of 7.
- This translates to
**3 7/16**.

**Therefore, 1 1/4 x 2 3/4 is equal to 3 7/16.**