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how to add a whole number and a improper fraction?

Guest Aug 28, 2017
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Well, first make the whole number a fraction with the same denominator as the improper fraction.

Then you can simply add the former whole number with the improper fraction.

Here is an example:

We have the whole number 2 and the improper fraction 4/3.

The whole number has the have the denominator 3.

So... 2*3/3 + 4/3.

= 6/3 +4/3

= 10/3

Always remember that even though you make the whole number into a fraction, if you simplify it, it will always be equal to the former whole number. In my example, 6/3 can be simplified to 2.

Gh0sty15  Aug 28, 2017
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Thanks, Gh0sty...!!

Another way  is just to add the whole number and the improper fraction right away

Example

2 +  4/3   =  [ 3*2 + 4] / 3  =  10/3

And of course.....we could write the improper fraction as a mixed number and add

2 +  4/3  =

2 + 1 + 1/3  =

3 + 1/3   =

10 / 3

CPhill  Aug 28, 2017
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Good Job Both of you!

MIRB16  Aug 28, 2017

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