# 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 they do not include 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 the numerators and denominators.

Let's look at an example to understand this better.

**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

= 15/3 = 5