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## Addition and Subtraction Between Whole Numbers And Mixed Numbers

#### 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  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?