Mixed Numbers

In this article, we will teach you the basics of everything you need to know about mixed numbers.
If you wish to delve deeper into a specific topic, you can access the corresponding extensive article.

Mixed Number and Fraction Greater Than 1

A fraction that is greater than 1 is a fraction whose numerator is larger than its denominator, this type of fractions can be converted into mixed numbers.

It is important that we remember similar topics:

How do you convert a mixed number to a fraction?

Multiply the whole number by the denominator.
To the obtained product, add the numerator. The final result will be the new numerator.
Nothing is changed in the denominator.

How do you convert an integer to a fraction?

The whole number is written in the numerator and the 1 in the denominator.

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Mixed Numbers

Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers

To add and subtract mixed numbers, we will act as follows:

First step

We will convert mixed numbers into fractions - fractions with numerator and denominator that do not have whole numbers.

Second step

We will find a common denominator (usually by multiplying the denominators).

Third step

We will add or subtract only the numerators. The denominator will be written only once in the final result.

Multiplication of an Integer by a Fraction and by a Mixed Number

We will solve the multiplication of an integer by a fraction and by a mixed number in the following way:

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First step

We will convert the whole numbers and mixed numbers to fractions and rewrite the exercise.


Second step

We will multiply the numerators and the denominators separately.
The product of the numerators will be written in the new numerator.
The product of the denominators will be written in the new denominator.


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Multiplication and Division of Mixed Numbers

In multiplications

First step

We will convert mixed numbers to fractions and rewrite the exercise.


Second step

We will multiply the numerators and the denominators separately.
The product of the numerators will be written in the new numerator.
The product of the denominators will be written in the new denominator.
The commutative property works - We can change the order of the fractions within the exercise without altering the result.


In divisions

First step

We will convert mixed numbers to fractions and rewrite the exercise.


Second step

We will convert the division into multiplication and swap between the numerator and the denominator in the second fraction.


Third step

We will solve by multiplying numerator by numerator and denominator by denominator.


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Division of an Integer by a Fraction and by a Mixed Number

First step

  • In case there is any mixed number - we will convert it into a fraction
    •     In case there is any whole number - we will convert it into a fraction

Second step

We will convert the division into multiplication and swap between the numerator and the denominator in the second fraction.


Third step

We will solve by multiplying numerator by numerator and denominator by denominator.


Examples and exercises with solutions of mixed fractions

Exercise #1

5:25= 5:\frac{2}{5}=

Video Solution

Answer

1212 12\frac{1}{2}

Exercise #2

2×57= 2\times\frac{5}{7}=

Video Solution

Answer

137 1\frac{3}{7}

Exercise #3

1:23= 1:\frac{2}{3}=

Video Solution

Answer

112 1\frac{1}{2}

Exercise #4

7×25= 7\times\frac{2}{5}=

Video Solution

Answer

245 2\frac{4}{5}

Exercise #5

3×67= 3\times\frac{6}{7}=

Video Solution

Answer

247 2\frac{4}{7}

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