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 .

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

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Mixed Number Form:

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