# How do you multiply mixed rational numbers like a decimal and a fraction?

##### 1 Answer

See explanation below.

#### Explanation:

To multiply two rational numbers without a calculator, it is easiest to **express them both as fractions**, then multiply their numerators and denominators.

For example, if you have

You can express

How did I know that

Try to see that 1.6 can be expressed as:

Similarly, if we had a really weird number like 1.234, we can do the same thing:

Using this method, ANY rational number, by definition, can be expressed as a fraction.

Hope this helps!