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

Whole numbers are all natural numbers including 0

A fraction represents a numerical value, which defines the parts of a whole

## Answer: To multiply a whole number by a fraction the whole number is converted into a fraction with denominator 1 and is multiplied to the given fraction

The following steps are performed to multiply a whole number by a fraction

**Explanation:**

- Write the whole number in the form of a fraction with denominator 1
- Multiply the numerators of both the fractions
- Multiply the denominators of both the fractions
- Combine them and Simplify the fraction to it's lowest form

Example: Product of 6 and 5/8

Step 1: Represent 6 as a fraction

6 = 6/1

Step 2: Multiply the numerators of the two fractions

6 × 5 = 30

Step 3: Multiply the denominators of the two fractions

1 × 8 = 8

Step 4: Combining them and writing the fraction in it's lowest form

30/8 = 15/4