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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:




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


                                                          Step 2:








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.


                              Step 3:



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