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Written as improper fractions, divide the numerators (converting any resulting improper fraction to a mixed number if required).

However, I would rather not remember this short cut as it could result in being used inappropriately (when the denominators are different), but instead stick to using the standard method, writing out the calculation in full and cancelling down before doing the actual multiplications.

The same way as mixed numbers without like denominators:

- Convert the mixed numbers into improper (top heavy) fractions.
- Invert (turn upside down) the divisor.
- Multiply the fractions together (by multiplying the numerators together and the denominators together).

However, with the same denominators, in inverting the divisor it will mean that its numerator is the same as the denominator of the [original] dividend and so will cancel, leaving the result as the numerator of the first improper fraction over the numerator of the second - dividing the improper fractions' numerators.

Q: How do you divide mixed numbers with like denominators?

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To add mixed numbers with like denominators, first add the whole numbers, then add the fractions. For example: 2 2/3 + 4 1/3 = ?? First add the whole numbers. 2 2/3 + 4 1/3 = 6? Then add the fractions. 2 2/3 + 4 1/3 = 6 3/3 Simplify. 3/3 is one. 2 2/3 + 4 1/3 = 6 + 1 = 7.

you subtract the top 2 numbers and then leave the denominators the same like: 7/8-4/8=3/8. Get it?

*divide transform the mixed number into a fraction and then divide like a normal fraction (multiply by reciprocal).

The denominator is the bottom number in a fraction. Fractions like 1/3 and 1/4 have different numbers on the bottom. Those are unlike denominators.

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Convert them to improper fractions and proceed.

you cant divide mixed numbers

SUBTRACTION: You first turn both mixed numbers into improper fractions. If needed, change the denominators into like denominators. Next, subtract the two improper fractions and reduce if necessary. ADDITION: If needed, turn denominators so they are the same number. Next, add and reduce if necessary.

To add mixed numbers with like denominators, first add the whole numbers, then add the fractions. For example: 2 2/3 + 4 1/3 = ?? First add the whole numbers. 2 2/3 + 4 1/3 = 6? Then add the fractions. 2 2/3 + 4 1/3 = 6 3/3 Simplify. 3/3 is one. 2 2/3 + 4 1/3 = 6 + 1 = 7.

you subtract the top 2 numbers and then leave the denominators the same like: 7/8-4/8=3/8. Get it?

The same way you would add or subtract whole numbers, leaving the denominators alone.

Subtract the numerators as we normally subtract them and then divide the resultant by the denominator. It's just simple like that.

Simplify the denominators and divide the numerators. Example: 8/5 ÷ 2/5 = 8/2 = 4 Check: 8/5 ÷ 2/5 = 8/5 x 5/2 = 8/2 = 4

*divide transform the mixed number into a fraction and then divide like a normal fraction (multiply by reciprocal).

You first find equivalent fractions whose denominators are a common multiple of the different denominators. Teachers like you to use the least common denominator: that is not necessary although it can result in your working with smaller numbers and so make things easier.

The greatest common factor, or GCF, is the largest number that can divide evenly with no remainder into all the members of a given set of numbers. The least common multiple, or LCM, is the smallest number that all the members of a given set of numbers can divide into evenly with no remainder. The lowest common denominator, or LCD, is essentially the same thing as the LCM except the numbers being compared are the bottom parts of fractions.