How simplify mixed fractions?

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I'm not sure what you mean by "mixed fractions." A mixed number is a whole number with a fraction. You could convert that to an improper fraction and simplify it, but the result will be the same as if you just ignore the whole number and simplify the fraction. For example, 1 and 6/8 = 14/8 = 7/4 = 1 and 3/4. Ignoring the 1, 6/8 simplifies to 3/4. Just make sure to put the whole number back when you're done. If you don't know how to simplify a fraction, find the GCF of the numerator and the denominator and divide them by it. If the GCF is 1, the fraction is already in its simplest form. If you don't know how to find a GCF, that question has been answered many times and should be easy to find.

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