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

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

### Converting Mixed Numbers to Fractions

First, we need to convert the mixed number **1 1/7** to a fraction.

- Multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator of the fraction (7): 1 x 7 = 7.
- Add the numerator of the fraction (1) to the result: 7 + 1 = 8.
- Keep the same denominator: 8/7.

Now our problem looks like this: **8/7 x 3/5**.

### Multiplying Fractions

To multiply fractions, we multiply the numerators and the denominators.

- Multiply the numerators: 8 x 3 = 24
- Multiply the denominators: 7 x 5 = 35

The product is **24/35**. This fraction is already in its simplest form, so we don't need to simplify it further.