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Addition and Subtraction Between Whole Numbers And Mixed Numbers

5.NF.A.1
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Grade 5 Fractions - 5.NF.A.1

How Do You Subtract Whole Numbers by Mixed Numbers? We all know how to add and subtract two or whole numbers. Moreover, we also have a strong concept to add and subtract fractions. But what if you have to subtract a whole number from a mixed number or vice versa? Mixed numbers or fractions are where many students may find complexity. Mixed numbers are simply improper fractions, written in a different form. You do not have to freak out about it. Subtracting a Whole Number from a Mixed Number Subtracting a whole number from a mixed number is simple. Here is an example that will help you understand exactly how to proceed in a situation where you have to subtract a whole number from a mixed number. Example: Subtract 5 from 9 1/2 All you have to do is to subtract the whole number from the quotient in the mixed number and add the fraction to the result. We can write 9 1/2 - 5 as (9-5) + 1/2 The final answer here will be; 4 1/2 It is that simple! These worksheets and lessons show students how to perform operations between mixed numbers, whole numbers, and improper fractions.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Addition Practice Sheets

More sums for you to build up your skills or review with.

  • Sheet 2 - Learn to add whole numbers and mixed numbers.
  • Sheet 3 - Take two of the above worksheet.
  • Worksheet 4 - When adding a mixed number to a whole number, we just add the whole number pieces together.



Subtraction Practice Worksheets

These take almost 3 times longer than the addition sheets.

  • Practice 2 - The fraction portion of the mixed number is left as is.
  • Practice 3 - Get both numbers in the same format.
  • Practice 4 - Writing the problem vertically can really help in some situations.



Mixed Skills

These include all the varieties of the problems on 1 sheet.

  • Mixed 1 - Remove this bracket as you see fit.
  • Mixed 2 - Which set would you use first?