How do you multiply a mixed fraction by a mixed fraction?

One method of multiplying two mixed fractions is to convert them to improper fractions and then multiply the numerators to obtain the new numerator and multiply the denominators to obtain the new denominator. The new improper fraction then can be changed to a mixed fraction. For examples: 1 2/7 x 2 1/5 = 9/7 x 11/5 = 99/35 = 2 29/35. 7 1/2 x 3 1/4 = 15/2 x 13/4 = 195/8 = 24 3/8.