# How do you multiply 2 1/2 times 1 3/8?

To do this, multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the numerator. This gives us $\frac{5}{2}$ and $\frac{11}{8}$. Next, we multiply the numerators and denominators together to get our answer:
$\frac{5}{2} \cdot \frac{11}{8} = \frac{55}{16}$