It is not difficult to multiply fractions by whole numbers. Here is how you can multiply a fraction by a whole number by following the simple steps.

## How to Multiply a Fraction by a Whole Number

### Multiply the Numerators and Denominators

**Write the whole number as a fraction**.**Multiply the numerators and denominators**of the two fractions.- Simplify the answer if possible.
**For Example,**

### Multiplication as an addition

**Add the given fraction to the number of times17 it needed to be multiplied by**.- Write the multiplication as an addition.
**Add the numerators and keep the denominators the same**.**For Example,**

## How to Multiply Mixed Fraction by a Whole Number

**Convert the Mixed Fractions into Improper Fractions**.**Write the whole number as a fraction**.**Multiply the numerators and denominators of the two fractions**.- Convert the answer back to Mixed Fractions.
- Simplify the answer if possible.
**For Example,**