Invert the fraction, and multiply it by the whole number.
The answer can be another fraction and a whole number or it can be a whole number.
You do not!3 is a whole number, 7/3 is a fraction.If you multiply the whole number by the fraction you get 3*(7/3) = 7, which is larger not smaller.
Any fraction can be multiplied by a whole number so that the product is a whole number. Simply multiply the fraction (in rational form) by its denominator.
The question is ambiguous. Do you want to know how to multiply a fraction by a whole number, as well as by a mixed number? Or are you asking how to multiply a whole number by a mixed number and express the product as a fraction? Or what?
Keep the same denominator, and multiply the numerator by the whole number.
Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction and proceed with the multiplication.
Multiply the numerator and the whole number. Put the total over the denominator. Simplify if possible.
Multiply the denominator by the whole number, or divide the numerator by the whole number
Convert the mixed fraction to an improper fraction, multiply by the whole number, convert the answer back to a mixed fraction (if required).
It is larger because the two whole numbers form a greater, larger number when multiplpied together. It is smaller when u multiply a whole number by a fraction because a fraction is a decimal and u get a smaller number when multiplying a number like 1/7 of 5