## How do you multiply mixed numbers?

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### How do you multiply mixed numbers?

Hello I need assistance multiplying mixed numbers. For example, how would I multiply 6-7/8 and 22-2/5 and 7-1/8, and then round to the nearest 1/5?

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To multiply mixed numbers, first convert them to improper fractions. Multiply the improper fractions, and then convert the result back to mixed numbers. For instance:

. . . . .$1\,\frac{2}{3}\, \times\, 4\, \frac{2}{5}$

. . . . .$\frac{5}{3}\, \times\, \frac{22}{5}$

. . . . .$\frac{1}{3}\, \times\, \frac{22}{1}$

. . . . .$\frac{22}{3}$

. . . . .$7\, \frac{1}{3}$

For a couple worked examples, try the bottom of this page. For complete lessons, try here.