In this lesson, you will learn how to add fractions when they are written as mixed numbers. The key to this process is converting the mixed numbers into improper fractions, by multiplying the denominator by the whole number and then adding the numerator. Once you have converted the mixed numbers, you can then find the least common denominator (LCD) and add the fractions together. By following these steps, you will be able to add fractions with mixed numbers quickly and easily.
How to add fractions when written as mixed numbers
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Questions answered by this video:
How do you add two mixed numbers?
How do you add 1 5/8 + 2 3/4?
How do you add mixed numbers by converting them into improper fractions?
How do you change a mixed number into an improper fraction?
How do you change 7 2/3 into an improper fraction?
How do you add 13/8 + 11/4?
How do you add two improper fractions with different denominators?
What is the LCD of 4 and 8?
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This lesson shows how to change mixed numbers into improper fractions, then how to get common denominators for the two improper fractions, and finally, how to add the fractions together. All steps involved in this process are explained.