Students learn to multiply mixed numbers by first rewriting the mixed numbers as improper fractions, then multiplying the improper fractions together, then rewriting the resulting improper fraction as a mixed number, if necessary. For example, to multiply 1 8/15 x 1 1/4, first rewrite the mixed numbers as improper fractions, to get 23/15 x 5/4. Next, cross-cancel the 15 and 5 to 3 and 1, and we have 23/3 x 1/4. Next, multiply across the numerators and denominators to get 23/12. Finally, rewrite 23/12 as the mixed number 1 11/12.