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## #1 2009-03-11 13:31:17

MathsIsFun
Registered: 2005-01-21
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### Adding and Subtracting Mixed Fractions

Thought I would make a special page on Adding and Subtracting Mixed Fractions

Any mistooks?

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## #2 2009-03-17 11:32:30

ganesh
Registered: 2005-06-28
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### Re: Adding and Subtracting Mixed Fractions

No. There aren't any.
Since the operations of Multiplication and Division would also involve the same method, that is, conversion of a mixed fraction into an improper fraction, this could've been mentioned at the end of the page.

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## #3 2009-03-18 08:38:19

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Adding and Subtracting Mixed Fractions

I guess "Multiplication and Division of mixed fractions" will need to be another topic one day, then

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## #4 2009-03-18 09:15:38

JaneFairfax
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### Re: Adding and Subtracting Mixed Fractions

You could mention that another way of adding/subtracting mixed fractions is to add/subtract the whole numbers and the fractions separately.

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## #5 2009-03-18 13:00:09

MathsIsFun
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### Re: Adding and Subtracting Mixed Fractions

Good point, thanks Jane.

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