How do I multiply a fraction by a whole number?
A fraction can be a portion or section of any quantity out of a whole, where, the whole can be any number,a specific value or a thing.
Answer: To multiply a fraction by a whole number, express the whole number 'x' as 'x/1' and then find the product of both numerators and denominators
Let's look into an example
Let us multiply the fraction 1/3 by the whole number 15
15 can be written as 15/1
So, 1/3 × 15
= 1/3 × 15/1
= (15 × 1) / (3 × 1)
= 15/3 = 5