Evaluate: -3 (7)/(8) * (-5 (3)/(4))

Expression: $-3 \frac{ 7 }{ 8 } \times \left( -5 \frac{ 3 }{ 4 } \right)$

Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction

$-\frac{ 31 }{ 8 } \times \left( -5 \frac{ 3 }{ 4 } \right)$

Convert the mixed number to an improper fraction

$-\frac{ 31 }{ 8 } \times \left( -\frac{ 23 }{ 4 } \right)$

Multiplying two negatives equals a positive: $\left( - \right) \times \left( - \right)=\left( + \right)$

$\frac{ 31 }{ 8 } \times \frac{ 23 }{ 4 }$

Multiply the fractions

$\begin{align*}&\frac{ 713 }{ 32 } \\&\begin{array} { l }22 \frac{ 9 }{ 32 },& 22.28125\end{array}\end{align*}$