## Step 3: Multiplying Whole Numbers With fractions and Improper Fractions

**Multiplying Whole Numers With Fractions**

To multiply whole numbers with fractions we need to turn it into an improper fraction because you cant multiply:

3 3/4 X 5 1/2

So you have to turn the number into an improper fraction.

**Improper Fractions**

Before we continue I recommend you know how to use fractions and know what they are.

An improper fraction is a whole number and a fraction turned into a fraction or a fraction with more parts than is in 1 whole.

An improper fraction:

15

---

12

That is equal to 1 1/4.

2

--

1

That is equal to 2 because there are 2 pieces when 1 piece makes up 1 whole.

To get that you take 3 3/4 then you multiply the whole number(3) by the denominator(4) and add the numerator(3), and you get:

15

---

14

See Image.

Now that you have an Improper fraction you can mutliply that with other fractions or improper fractions all day long.

Solve:

15 4

--X--

14 3