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

This article will guide you through the steps of multiplying mixed numbers and fractions. We'll focus on the example of **1 2/3 x 2/3**.

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

**1 2/3**means 1 whole and 2/3.- To convert it to an improper fraction, multiply the denominator (3) by the whole number (1) and add the numerator (2): 3 x 1 + 2 = 5.
- Keep the same denominator (3):
**5/3**

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

- (5/3) x (2/3) = (5 x 2) / (3 x 3)
- This simplifies to
**10/9**.

### Step 3: Convert the improper fraction back to a mixed number (optional).

- 10/9 means 9/9 + 1/9, which is the same as
**1 1/9**.