SAT SUBJECT TEST MATH LEVEL 1
TOPICS IN ARITHMETIC
CHAPTER 3
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
ARITHMETIC OPERATIONS WITH MIXED NUMBERS
A mixed number is a number such as that consists of an integer followed by a fraction. It is an abbreviation for the sum of the integer and the fraction; so, .
Tactic B3
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To do arithmetic with mixed numbers, just enter them into your calculator as sums written in parentheses. |
EXAMPLE 9: How you evaluate depends on your calculator. If you use a scientific calculator with a fraction button, you can enter . If you use a graphing calculator, you would probably enter it as (1 + 2 3)(3 + 1 4). Either way, you should get or or , which you can convert to the fraction .