Adding Mixed Numbers

Adding Mixed Numbers

Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Mixed Number Word Problem Vocabulary

Adding or Subtracting Mixed Number Word Problems

Rename Fractions

100

2 3/8 + 5 1/8 =

7 4/8 or 7 1/2

100

10 8/9 - 5 6/9 =

5 2/9

100

If the question reads "how much farther" should you add or subtract

You should subtract

100

Adam bought a box of fruit that weighed 6 3⁄8 kilograms. If he bought a second box that weighed 7 2⁄8 kilograms, what is the combined weight of both boxes?

The combined weight of both boxes was 13 5/8 kilograms.

100

5/5 =

1

200

8 2/4 + 2 1/4 =

10 3/4

200

8 6/8 - 5 1/8 =

3 5/8

200

If the question reads "in all" should you add or subtract?

You should add

200

Javier is trying to fit two boxes into the trunk of his car. One box is 2 1/3 feet tall and the other is 4 2/3 feet tall. Stacked on each other, what is the combined height of the two boxes? Draw a picture to justify your answer

The answer is 6 3/3 or 7 feet tall

200

7/4 =

1 3/4

300

3 5/8 + 2 1/8 =

5 6/8 or 5 3/4

300

8 2/7 - 5 4/7 =

2 5/7

300

If the question reads "how much more" should you add or subtract?

You should subtract

300

On Monday Bianca spent 4 4⁄8 hours studying. On Tuesday she spent another 3 1⁄8 hours studying. What is the combined length of time she spent studying?

Bianca spent 7 5/8 hours studying

300

2 1/2 as an improper fraction

5/2

400

8 1/2 + 8 1/2 =

16 2/2 or 17

400

8 2/4 - 5 3/4 =

2 3/4

400

If a questions reads "left over" should you add or subtract?

You should subtract

400

Tiffany and her friend seeing who could pick up more bags of cans. Tiffany picked up 5 5⁄8 bags and her friend picked up 4 1⁄8 bags. How much more did Tiffany pick
up, then her friend?

Tiffany picked up 1 4/8 or 1 1/2 bags more

400

Decompose: 5 1/3 into 4 and ____

4 4/3

500

5 1/6 + 2 4/6 =

7 5/6

500

9 1/5 - 6 3/5 =

2 3/5

500

If a question reads "combined height" should you add or subtract?

You should add

500

In two months Ms. Wilson's class recycled 8 6⁄10 pounds of paper. If they recycled 5 4⁄10 pounds the first month, how much did they recycle the second month?

They recycled 3 2/10 or 3 1/5 pounds of paper

500

3 4/5 = 2 and ?

2 and 9/5

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