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

This article will walk you through the steps of multiplying the mixed numbers 1 1/4 and 3 1/4.

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

**1 1/4:**To convert this mixed number, multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator (4) and add the numerator (1). This gives us 5. Keep the same denominator (4). So, 1 1/4 is equivalent to 5/4.**3 1/4:**Follow the same process. Multiply the whole number (3) by the denominator (4) and add the numerator (1). This gives us 13. Keep the same denominator (4). So, 3 1/4 is equivalent to 13/4.

### Step 2: Multiply the Fractions

Now, we have the problem: **(5/4) x (13/4)**

To multiply fractions, simply multiply the numerators and the denominators:

**Numerator:**5 x 13 = 65**Denominator:**4 x 4 = 16

This gives us the result: **65/16**

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

The fraction 65/16 is an improper fraction because the numerator is greater than the denominator. We can simplify this into a mixed number.

**Divide the numerator (65) by the denominator (16):**65 ÷ 16 = 4 with a remainder of 1.**The quotient (4) becomes the whole number in the mixed number.****The remainder (1) becomes the numerator of the fraction.****The denominator (16) stays the same.**

Therefore, 65/16 is equivalent to **4 1/16**.

### Conclusion

The product of 1 1/4 and 3 1/4 is **4 1/16**.