## Multiplying Fractions: 1 1/4 x 5

This article will guide you through multiplying the mixed number **1 1/4** by the whole number **5**.

### Converting Mixed Numbers to Fractions

Before multiplying, we need to convert the mixed number **1 1/4** to an improper fraction.

**Multiply the whole number and the denominator:**1 x 4 = 4**Add the numerator:**4 + 1 = 5**Keep the same denominator:**5/4

Now we have the improper fraction **5/4** representing **1 1/4**.

### Multiplying Fractions

Now that we have both numbers as fractions, we can multiply:

**(5/4) x (5/1)**

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

**(5 x 5) / (4 x 1) = 25/4**

### Converting Back to a Mixed Number

Our answer is currently in improper fraction form. Let's convert it back to a mixed number.

**Divide the numerator by the denominator:**25 ÷ 4 = 6 with a remainder of 1.**The quotient becomes the whole number:**6**The remainder becomes the numerator:**1**Keep the same denominator:**4

Therefore, **1 1/4 x 5 = 6 1/4**.