Mixed Numbers

A self marking quiz requiring application of the four operations applied to mixed numbers

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This is level 2: subtraction of mixed numbers. Give your answer as a mixed number with the fraction part in its lowest terms.

Type the whole number, then a space, then the numerator, forward slash, denominator.

 1 $$10\dfrac{1}{4}-3\dfrac{2}{5}$$ ☐= ☐ ✓ ✗ 2 $$10\dfrac{2}{5}-6\dfrac{3}{7}$$ ☐= ☐ ✓ ✗ 3 $$7\dfrac{3}{4}-5\dfrac{3}{7}$$ ☐= ☐ ✓ ✗ 4 $$12\dfrac{1}{3}-7\dfrac{6}{11}$$ ☐= ☐ ✓ ✗ 5 $$8\dfrac{7}{9}-1\dfrac{6}{13}$$ ☐= ☐ ✓ ✗ 6 $$7\dfrac{4}{9}-3\dfrac{2}{5}$$ ☐= ☐ ✓ ✗ 7 $$12\dfrac{6}{13}-5\dfrac{3}{4}$$ ☐= ☐ ✓ ✗ 8 $$10\dfrac{7}{11}-5\dfrac{6}{11}$$ ☐= ☐ ✓ ✗ 9 $$15\dfrac{8}{11}-10\dfrac{5}{8}$$ ☐= ☐ ✓ ✗
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Convert - Practise converting to and from improper fractions before begining these exercises.

Level 1 - Addition of mixed numbers.

Level 2 - Subtraction of mixed numbers.

Level 3 - Multiplication of mixed numbers.

Level 4 - Division of mixed numbers.

Level 5 - Four rules with fractions and whole numbers.

Level 6 - A variety mixed number questions with words and diagrams!

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