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Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Adding Mixed Numbers

 

1.      To add mixed numbers you must make the fraction portion into “like” denominators first.

 

 

 

                                                            Step 1:

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 2.      Add the fractions first.  Then add the whole number portion.

 

                                                          Step 2:

 

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3.      If necessary make any improper fractions into mixed numbers and add that whole number to the sum of the whole numbers.

Reduce if necessary.

 

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