Q: How is adding mixed numbers the same as adding fractions?

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To combine the fractions or subtract the fractions. Same method with mixed numbers.

Mixed numbers can be converted to improper fractions. Improper fractions can be added the same way proper fractions are.

Mixed numbers and mixed fractions are the same thing.

First convert the mixed numbers into "top heavy (or "improper) fractions". Now multiply each of the improper fractions by each other - this makes the denominators the same. Now you can add both the fractions together (and cancel down if necessary).

Convert the fractions into equivalent fractions with the same denominator. In actually adding mixed numbers, it is easier to convert the mixed numbers into improper (top heavy) fractions, do the addition, simplify the resulting fraction and convert any resulting improper fraction back into a mixed number.

Mixed Fractions are fractions that have whole numbers and fractions on the side.If you are trying to change them into improper fractions you take the denominator of the fraction and multiply it by the whole number and keep the same numerator. ex.: 2 and one fourth =

When adding or subtracting fractions their denominators must be the same

Ensure that the denominators are the same when adding or subtracting fractions.

Convert them to improper fractions and proceed the same way you would multiply two fractions.

To find the sum of two mixed numbers, turn the mixed numbers into improper fractions (multiply the base with the denominator and add the numerator), then add the two fractions. To add the two fractions, find the LCD (lowest common denominator) and add the two numerators, but leave the denominators the same.

If you are adding, the result is a sum. This terminology applies whether the addends (the terms you are adding) are whole numbers or they are expressed as fractions or in decimal notation. The same is true of the sum.

If the denominators are not the same, then you have to use equivalent fractions which do have a common denominator . To do this, you need to find the least common multiple (LCM) of the two denominators. To add fractions with unlike denominators, rename the fractions with a common denominator. Then add and simplify.

This is effectively the same as lining up the decimal points when adding or subtracting ordinary decimal fractions.

When multiplying fractions, the numerators (top numbers) are multiplied together and put as the numerator over the denominators (bottom numbers) multiplied together.When adding fractions, they must both have the same denominator - the fractions are made into equivalent fractions with a common denominator; then the numerators are added together and put over the same common denominator.In both cases of multiplication and addition, the resulting fractions are reduced to simplest form.

The trick to adding fractions is three simple steps. First, make sure the bottom numbers (the denominators) are the same. Secondly, add the top numbers (the numerators), put the answer over the denominator. Finally, simplify the fraction if need be.

you would convert the mixed numbers into fractions where the top number is greater than the bottom number, then multiply both the numerator and the denominator by a number that makes the denominators the same.

Yes, but the numerator is different,same as adding fractions

Whole numbers are rational numbers with a denominator of 1. The difference with general rational numbers is that the denominators are likely to be different and they must be made the same by converting the fractions into equivalent fractions with the same denominator before the addition can be done - by adding the numerators and keeping the denominator, and simplifying (if possible) the result. With whole numbers the denominators are already the same (as 1) and so the addition can be done straight away.

When adding fractions, you want to make sure that the denominators are the same. It's the same process as the LCM.

because they are going to have the same denominator.

You multiply the denominator by the whole number the add the numerator and you keep the denominator the same.

Convert them to improper fractions, make sure the denominators are the same and fire away.

They have to have the same denominator.

To subtract fractions with like denominators, subtract the numerators , and write the difference over the denominator. Example : Find 45−25 . Since the denominators are the same, subtract the numerators.

Similar fractions occurs when the denominator or the bottom numbers are the same. In this case, adding similar fractions requires you to add the numerators; the top numbers together, and to keep the denominator the same. An example would be to add 2/8 and 5/8 equals 7/8.