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Mixed number addition and subtraction
You know the basics of what mixed numbers are. You're now ready to add and subtract them. This tutorial gives you plenty of examples and practice in this core skill!
Adding Mixed Numbers
Adding Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators
Adding Mixed Numbers Word Problem
Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Subtracting Mixed Numbers 2
Subtracting Mixed Numbers Word Problem
Think of a mixed numbers as a number AND a fraction. You can add numbers....you can add fractions with like denominators. Therefore, you can add mixed numbers! Watch.
Think of a mixed numbers as a number AND a fraction. You can subtract numbers....you can subtract fractions with like denominators. Therefore, you can subtract mixed numbers! Watch.
You know mixed numbers, right? A number that is both a whole number and a proper fraction? Let's add a few together. If this is new to you, no worries. We'll explain everything.
Although this sounds like strictly a subtraction problem, it's also partially addition in that we have mixed numbers. By definition, a mixed number includes a whole number added to a proper fraction. We'll clarify it and with a little ...
Add or subtract two mixed numbers with different denominators.