## Multiplying Fractions: 1 2/3 Cups x 3

Let's explore how to multiply a mixed number, 1 2/3 cups, by 3.

### Understanding Mixed Numbers

First, remember that a mixed number like 1 2/3 represents a whole number (1) plus a fraction (2/3).

### Converting to Improper Fractions

To multiply, it's easier to work with improper fractions. Here's how to convert 1 2/3 to an improper fraction:

**Multiply the whole number by the denominator:**1 x 3 = 3**Add the numerator:**3 + 2 = 5**Keep the same denominator:**5/3

Now we have the improper fraction 5/3 representing 1 2/3.

### Multiplying Fractions

Now, let's multiply 5/3 by 3:

(5/3) * 3 = (5 * 3) / 3 = 15/3

### Simplifying the Result

Finally, simplify the fraction 15/3:

15/3 = 5

### The Answer

Therefore, 1 2/3 cups multiplied by 3 equals **5 cups**.