# How do you mulitply 2 1/3 xx 5 2/4?

Sep 28, 2014

Changing mixed fraction to a simple fraction;

2 $\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)$ can be written as 2 + $\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)$

and similarly 5 $\left(\frac{2}{4}\right)$ can be rotten as 5 + $\left(\frac{2}{4}\right)$

multiplying these two

{2 + $\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)$ } { 5 + $\left(\frac{2}{4}\right)$}

2 x 5 + 2 x $\left(\frac{2}{4}\right)$ +$\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)$ x 5 +$\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)$ x $\left(\frac{2}{4}\right)$

10 + $\left(\frac{4}{4}\right)$+ $\left(\frac{5}{3}\right)$ + $\left(\frac{2}{12}\right)$

10 + 1 + $\left(\frac{5}{3} + \frac{2}{12}\right)$

11 + $\left(\frac{5}{3} + \frac{2}{12}\right)$

solving parentheses using LCM

11 +$\frac{5.4 + 2}{12}$

11 + $\left(\frac{22}{12}\right)$

$\frac{12.11 + 22}{12}$

$\frac{132 + 22}{12}$

154 /12 = 12 +$\left(\frac{10}{12}\right)$ = 12 $\frac{5}{6}$