# How do you multiply mixed numbers?

Oct 1, 2014

When multiplying mixed numbers they have to be either converted to improper fractions or to their decimal equivalent.

$2 \frac{1}{2} \cdot 3 \frac{3}{4} = \frac{5}{2} \cdot \frac{15}{4} = \frac{75}{8} = 9 \frac{3}{8}$

or

$2 \frac{1}{2} \cdot 3 \frac{3}{4} = 2.5 \cdot 3.75 = 9.375 = 9 \frac{375}{1000} = 9 \frac{3}{8}$

DO NOT
-just multiply the whole number part
-just multiply the fractional parts