## Multiplying Fractions: 1 2/3 x 1/4

This article will guide you through multiplying the mixed number **1 2/3** by the fraction **1/4**.

### Converting Mixed Numbers

First, we need to convert the mixed number **1 2/3** into an improper fraction. To do this, we follow these steps:

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

Now we have the equivalent improper fraction **5/3**.

### Multiplying Fractions

Next, we multiply the two fractions: **5/3** and **1/4**.

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

(5/3) x (1/4) = (5 x 1) / (3 x 4) = 5/12

### Result

Therefore, **1 2/3 x 1/4** is equal to **5/12**.