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 Multiply fractions Multiply fractions by whole numbers II To multiply a fraction by a whole number 1. Write the whole number as a fraction with 1 as the denominator. 2. Multiply the numerators. 3. Multiply the denominators. 4. Simplify the answer. Multiply. Simplify your answer and write it as a proper fraction or as a whole or mixed number. $5\;\cdot\;\frac{5}{6}\;=\;$ Write 5 as a fraction. $5\;=\;\frac{5}{1}\;$ Multiply the numerators, then multiply the denominators. Simplify the answer. $\frac{5}{1}\;\cdot\;\frac{5}{6}\;=\;\frac{5\;\cdot\;5}{1\;\cdot\;6}\;=\;\frac{25}{6}\;=\;4\frac{1}{6}\;$ Multiply 2$\cdot\;(\frac{6}{3})$ Simplify your answer and write it as a proper fraction or as a whole or mixed number.