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Adding Mixed Numbers

A. B. C.

1. Do the fractions have the


same denominators? yes no yes no yes no

1a. If no, find a common


denominator and rewrite
the numerators.

2. Find the sum of the


fractions.

2a. Can you simplify the sum


of the fractions? yes no yes no yes no

2b. If yes, write the fraction in


lowest terms.

3. Is the sum of the fractions


greater than or equal to 1? yes no yes no yes no

3a. Find the sum of all the


whole numbers and write it
here..

4. Combine the sum of the


whole numbers with the
remaining fraction to find
the sum or the original
mixed numbers.

From Math Sense: Decimals, Fractions, Ratios, and Percents, © 2003, New Readers
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