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

Let's explore how to multiply the mixed number 1 3/4 by the fraction 1/2.

### Converting the Mixed Number

First, we need to convert the mixed number, 1 3/4, into an improper fraction.

**Multiply the whole number (1) by the denominator (4):**1 * 4 = 4**Add the numerator (3):**4 + 3 = 7**Keep the same denominator (4):**7/4

Now we have the problem: 7/4 x 1/2

### Multiplying Fractions

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

**Numerators:**7 x 1 = 7**Denominators:**4 x 2 = 8

This gives us the answer: 7/8