# How do I multiply a fraction by a whole number?

Whole numbers are part of real numbers including all the positive integers and zero, but not the fractions, decimals, or negative numbers

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

## Explanation:

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