# How do you multiply #2\frac { 5} { 8} \times 3\frac { 1} { 7}#?

##### 2 Answers

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we need to convert the two mixed numbers into improper fractions:

Next, to multiply the two fractions we will multiply the numerators over the denominators multiplied:

Now, if necessary we can convert the improper fraction into a mixed number:

The answer is

Refer to the explanation for the process.

#### Explanation:

Multiply:

Convert each mixed fraction to an improper fraction by multiplying the denominator by the whole number and adding the numerator, and putting the result over the denominator:

Now multiply the numerators of both fractions and the denominators of both fractions.

Simplify by dividing the numerator and denominator by

Convert the improper fraction to a mixed number by dividing the numerator by the denominator to get the whole number, then take the remainder and place it over the denominator.

The mixed number is