## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

7$\frac{1}{2}$ * 3$\frac{1}{3}$ Convert the mixed fraction into improper fraction 7$\frac{1}{2}$ = $\frac{15}{2}$ 3$\frac{1}{3}$ = $\frac{10}{3}$ Now multiply $\frac{15}{2}$ * $\frac{10}{3}$ Multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators. $\frac{15 * 10}{2 * 3}$ Divide by 2 a common factor of numerator and denominator= $\frac{15 * 5}{1 * 3}$ Divide by 3 a common factor of numerator and denominator= $\frac{5 * 5}{1 * 1}$ = 25 25 is the whole number.