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

This article will guide you through the steps of multiplying the mixed number **1 2/3** by the fraction **1/2**.

### Step 1: Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction.

**1 2/3**is the same as**(1 x 3 + 2) / 3 = 5/3**.

### Step 2: Multiply the numerators and the denominators.

- Multiply the numerator of the first fraction (5) by the numerator of the second fraction (1). This gives you
**5 x 1 = 5**. - Multiply the denominator of the first fraction (3) by the denominator of the second fraction (2). This gives you
**3 x 2 = 6**.

### Step 3: Simplify the resulting fraction.

- The fraction you get is
**5/6**. This fraction is already in its simplest form.