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if you have mixed numbers you make them into improper fractions before you multiply

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Q: How is multiplying mixed numbers different than multiplying fractions?
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Is there a trick to multiplying mixed numbers?

you have to turn them into improper fractions before you multiply them.

Why do you change mixed numbers to improper fractions before multiplying and dividing?

Simplicity of calculation

What are unlike mixed numbers?

the fractions have different denominators

How to multiply mixed numbers?

First change the mixed numbers into improper fractions by multiplying the denominator and the whole number and add the product to the numerator in the mixed numbers and then multiply the numerators and the denominators and divide the numerator by the denominator of the product.

When multiplying mixed numbers and fractions does changing the order of the factors change the product?

No. The commutative and associative laws are valid for any real numbers.

How is adding mixed numbers different from adding fractions?

when you add mixed numbers you have a whole number but adding fraction does not.

How do you turn a mixed number into a proper fraction?

Mixed numbers cannot be turned into proper fractions, but they can be made into improper fractions by multiplying the integer (# on the side) by the denominator (bottom), and then adding that number to the numerator (top).

How do you convert mixed fractions into whole numbers?

Mixed fractions can't become whole numbers.

When multiplying two mixed numbers what do you do first?

First you change them into improper fractions. Then you multiply the numerator and the denamanator straight across. ;)

When dividing fractions or mixed numbers?

what is dividing fractions and mixed numebers

How are improper fractions and mixed numbers different to proper fractions?

In case of Proper fractions the numerator is lesser than the denominator. Whereas in case of improper fractions and mixed fractions the numerator is greater than denominator.

How do you multipy mixed numbers by mixed numbers?

Change each mixed fraction to an improper fraction. Do this by multiplying the denominator by the whole number next to the fraction and then adding the numerator to the product you get. Once you do this, multiply fractions normally.

What do adding and subtracting mixed numbers means?

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

Why do you think it is helpful to convert mixed numbers into fractions before multiplying or dividing?

So that you can get your answer more faster and you don't need to do a lot of work

How do you put fractions and mixed numbers from least to greatest?

Change the mixed numbers to improper fractions, find a common denominator and proceed.

When asked to find the sum of two mixed numbers with different denominators you should before you add?

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.

How is dividing mixed numbers like dividing fractions?

you cant divide mixed numbers

How is adding mixed numbers the same as adding fractions?

Mixed numbers can be converted to improper fractions. Then, it is exactly the same as adding proper ones.

How do you subtract fractions with mixed numbers?

change the mixed # into a fraction

What fractions are equivalent to?

Fractions can be converted to decimals, percentages or mixed numbers.

Do mixed numbers combine fractions and whole numbers?


Do you need a common denominator when multiplying mixed numbers?


Why do mixed numbers need to be turned into improper fractions?

It helps with adding and multiplying fractions sometimes. Its simpler to multiply 3/7 x 9/7 than 1 2/7 x 3/7.

Is a mixed number into a mixed fraction the same thing?

Mixed numbers and mixed fractions are the same thing.

Are fractions with whole numbers larger than a regular fraction?

Mixed numbers are larger than proper fractions.