# SOLUTION: (11 1/6) + 2 7/9 -4 Adding and subtracting mixed numbers (like/unlike) please show me the steps to solving this thanks

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numeric Fractions Question 631988: (11 1/6) + 2 7/9 -4 Adding and subtracting mixed numbers (like/unlike) please show me the steps to solving this thanksAnswer by Theo(3464)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!your expression is: (11 1/6) + (2 7/9) - 4 this is equivalent to: (11 + 1/6) + (2 + 7/9) - 4 this is equivalent to: 11 + (1/6) + 2 + (7/9) - 4 combine like terms to get: 9 + 1/6 + 7/9 the + 11 and the + 2 and the - 4 were common (they were all integers) and so they were combined together to equal 9. in order to add fractions, you have to get a common denominator for them. the least common denominator for (1/6) and (7/9) is 18. multiply (1/6) by (3/3) and multiply (7/9) by (2/2) to get: 9 + (3/18) + (14/18) combine the fractions together now that they have a common denominator to get: 9 + (17/18) that's your answer in mixed fraction form.