Multiplying a Fraction by a Whole Number
To multiply a fraction by a whole number, remember that multiplication is repeated addition.
Write the multiplication as an addition. Add three times.
Now we just need to add fractions with like denominators. Keep the denominators the same, and add the numerators.
Another way to think about this is to rewrite the whole number as a fraction with the denominator of .
Both the numerator and denominator have a common factor of . Divide both by .
Rewrite this improper fraction as a mixed number.