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How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

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1. On Monday, Erin wrote 4 2/3 pages of her research paper. On Tuesday, she decided to delete 1 1/5 pages. How many pages are left?

2. Farran purchased a carton of milk. She drank 1/8 of the carton. How much of the carton milk does Farran have left?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet give you the chance to find sums and differences of fractions and mixed numbers. You will be assessed on your ability to use the least common denominator in order to add or subtract unlike fractions and mixed numbers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will have to solve the following types of problems:

  • Adding fractions with different denominators
  • Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators
  • Adding unlike mixed numbers
  • Subtracting mixed numbers

Skills Practiced

The worksheet/quiz combo work to help you use the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems with fractions
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as different approaches to use when adding or subtracting
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of numerator and denominator functions

Additional Learning

The supplementary lesson, How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers, can show you what you need to master this topic. You will learn about:

  • Least common denominators and how to use them
  • Adding and subtracting unlike fractions
  • Adding and subtracting unlike mixed numbers
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