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

Q: How is adding mixed numbers different from adding fractions?

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

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.

False [ I THINK ]

you do what makes sense given the numbers, if the fractions work out beautifully, you can just leave them as mixed numbers, otherwise it's best to keep them as improper fractions

you cant divide mixed numbers

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

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

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.

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

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

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the fractions have different denominators

common denominators.

a mixed number is a whole number with a fraction, ie. 2 3/4 Adding mixed numbers involves adding the whole numbers, then adding the fractions, then reducing the fraction and if it is improper, changing it to a whole number with a fraction and adding that whole number to the other whole number answer.

you do what makes sense given the numbers, if the fractions work out beautifully, you can just leave them as mixed numbers, otherwise it's best to keep them as improper fractions

Mixed fractions can't become whole numbers.

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