A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.

Add and .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.

Add and .

Write as a fraction with a common denominator.

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Add and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Subtract from .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Simplify 2 1/8-1 7/8