Mixing 'Em Up
- Jaime Dianzon
Do you want your drink shaken or stirred?
OBJECTIVE: To learn how to add and subtract mixed numbers
In a previous lesson, you learned how to add and subtract SIMILAR and DISSIMILAR FRACTIONS. Wearing Uniforms: https://www.geogebra.org/m/ceyu3wpa In this lesson, you'll learn how to add and subtract MIXED NUMBERS. There are two common methods for adding and subtracting MIXED NUMBERS. Method 1: Change the MIXED NUMBERS to IMPROPER FRACTIONS and proceed as in adding or subtracting fractions. Examples: Method 2: Add or subtract the whole numbers and the fractions SEPARATELY. Examples: The last process can be a bit tricky because you'll be combining a positive whole number and a negative fraction. A trick you can use here is the BUTTERFLY METHOD (see above link), but first you have to rewrite 2 as .
Below is a set of problems involving adding and subtracting mixed numbers.
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Check your answers below.
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers_Answer Key
In this lesson, you learned how to add and subtract mixed numbers.
In future lessons, you'll learn more about operations on fractions and mixed numbers. Did you ENJOY today's lesson?