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Can You Simplify a Mixed Fraction

Can You Simplify a Mixed Fraction

Can You Simplify a Mixed Fraction

We know how to find the sum of a series of fractions, but how do we find the value of a mixed fraction?

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A mixed number consists of a non-zero integer like 1, 2, 3 or 4 (or any other higher number, ​or​ any negative version of those numbers) followed by a fractional remainder. Often, a mixed number is the simplest form of expressing a number, so if you're being asked to simplify, there are two things that might be going on: You might be simplifying an improper fraction ​into​ a mixed number, or you might be simplifying the fractional remainder that follows the mixed number. Because you performed the same division operation on both the numerator and the denominator of the fraction, you haven't actually changed the value of the fraction; you have simplified how it's written. Because the new numerator and denominator don't share any non-zero factors, you can't simplify the fraction any more – but you do need to remember to write back in the whole number or integer that's part of your mixed number. So in truth, your answer is not 5/9 – which was just the fraction part of the mixed number – but 4 5/9. To add mixed fractions with the same denominators, we first convert them to improper fractions and then write the sum of the numerators over the common denominator. If the denominators are not equal then we find the LCM of the denominators and make them common. Then we add the numerators with the denominator being the same. For example, \(2\frac{1}{2}\) and \(3\frac{1}{2}\). Firstly, convert the fractions to improper fractions we get, 5/2 and 7/2. On adding 5/2 and 7/2, we get 12/2. Then, on further simplifying 12/2 we get 6. Therefore, \(2\frac{1}{2}\) + \(3\frac{1}{2}\) = 6.

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