What is 1/3 times 2?
Understand the Problem
The question is asking for the evaluation of the expression 1/3 multiplied by 2. To solve it, we will perform the multiplication of the fraction 1/3 by the integer 2.
Answer
\( \frac{2}{3} \)
Answer for screen readers
The final answer is ( \frac{2}{3} )
Steps to Solve
- Multiply the numerator by the integer
Multiply the numerator (1) by the integer (2)
$$ 1 imes 2 = 2 $$
- Divide the result by the denominator
Keep the denominator (3) the same and place the result from the first step over the denominator
$$ \frac{2}{3} $$
The final answer is ( \frac{2}{3} )
More Information
Fractions are a way to represent division of a whole into parts. Multiplying by an integer scales the fraction.
Tips
A common mistake is to multiply both the numerator and the denominator by the integer. You should only multiply the numerator.