## Multiplying Fractions: 1 1/7 x 3/5

This article will guide you through the process of multiplying the mixed number **1 1/7** by the fraction **3/5**.

### Step 1: Convert the Mixed Number to an Improper Fraction

**1 1/7**can be converted to an improper fraction by multiplying the whole number (1) by the denominator (7) and adding the numerator (1). This gives us 8.- Keep the same denominator (7).
- Therefore,
**1 1/7**is equivalent to**8/7**.

### Step 2: Multiply the Fractions

- Now we have
**8/7 x 3/5**. - To multiply fractions, we multiply the numerators and the denominators.
- (8 x 3) = 24
- (7 x 5) = 35
- This gives us
**24/35**.

### Step 3: Simplify (if possible)

- In this case, 24 and 35 share no common factors other than 1. Therefore, the fraction
**24/35**is already in its simplest form.

### Conclusion

Therefore, **1 1/7 times 3/5 is equal to 24/35**.