Mixed Number Arithmetic Help
Adding Mixed Numbers
You can add (or subtract) two mixed numbers in one of two ways. One way is to add the whole numbers then add the fractions.
The other way is to convert the mixed numbers into improper fractions then add.
Find practice problems and solutions at Mixed Number Arithmetic Practice Problems - Set 1.
Multiplying Mixed Numbers
When multiplying mixed numbers first convert them to improper fractions, and then multiply. Multiplying the whole numbers and the fractions is incorrect because there are really two operations involved—addition and multiplication:
Convert the mixed numbers to improper fractions before multiplying.
Find practice problems and solutions at Mixed Number Arithmetic Practice Problems - Set 2.
Dividing Mixed Numbers
Division of mixed numbers is similar to multiplication in that you first convert the mixed numbers into improper fractions before dividing.
Find practice problems and solutions at Mixed Number Arithmetic Practice Problems - Set 3.
More practice problems for this concept can be found at: Algebra Fractions Practice Test.
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