**Whole Number-Fraction Arithmetic - Addition**

A whole number can be written as a fraction whose denominator is 1. With this in mind, we can see that addition and subtraction of whole numbers and fractions are nothing new.

**Adding a Whole Number to a Fraction**

To add a whole number to a fraction, multiply the whole number by the fraction’s denominator. Add this product to the fraction’s numerator. The sum will be the new numerator.

**Example**

Find practice problems and solutions at Whole Number-Fraction Arithmetic Practice Problems - Set 1.

**Subtracting a Fraction from a Whole Number**

To subtract a fraction from a whole number multiply the whole number by the fraction’s denominator. Subtract the fraction’s numerator from this product. The difference will be the new numerator.

**Example**

Find practice problems and solutions at Whole Number-Fraction Arithmetic Practice Problems - Set 2.

**Subtracting a Whole Number from a Fraction**

To subtract a whole number from the fraction, again multiply the whole number by the fraction’s denominator. Subtract this product from the fraction’s numerator. This difference will be the new numerator.

**Example**

Find practice problems and solutions at Whole Number-Fraction Arithmetic Practice Problems - Set 3.

Practice problems for this concept can be found at: Algebra Fractions Practice Test.

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