Step 3: Multiplying Whole Numbers With fractions and Improper 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.
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:
That is equal to 1 1/4.
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:
Now that you have an Improper fraction you can mutliply that with other fractions or improper fractions all day long.