# need help on mixed numbers plz

• Jan 19th 2010, 07:23 AM
pmh118
need help on mixed numbers plz
hi im not sure what to do with mixed numbers when they bigger then 1 number ie: 3 1/2= 7 over 2 but what about 16 1/8 do i calculate both the 1 and 6 as 16 or do i calculate the 6 then add the 10 or niether, sorry if im in wrong post im new and just started a course in quantitive methords and trying to get back into it with trying to give myself bigger numbers plz help thx in advanced (Worried)
• Jan 19th 2010, 07:54 AM
earboth
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Originally Posted by pmh118
hi im not sure what to do with mixed numbers when they bigger then 1 number ie: 3 1/2= 7 over 2 but what about 16 1/8 do i calculate both the 1 and 6 as 16 or do i calculate the 6 then add the 10 or niether, sorry if im in wrong post im new and just started a course in quantitive methords and trying to get back into it with trying to give myself bigger numbers plz help thx in advanced (Worried)

Transform the integer part of the number into a fraction with the same denominator as the fraction part of the number. With your example:

$\displaystyle 16\frac18 = 16 + \frac18 = \frac{128}8 + \frac18 = \frac{129}8$