# Mixed Numbers

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

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This is level 5. Give your answer as a mixed number with the fraction part in its lowest terms.

 1. The distance from the flag pole to the park gate is $$1\frac{1}{4}$$km. The distance from the park gate to the lake is $$1\frac{1}{3}$$km. Huey walks from the flagpole to the park gate then continues on the the lake. How many kilometers does he walk altogether? 2. Calculate the unknown length in this diagram. All lengths are in centimetres and the diagram is not to scale. 3. How many glasses with a capacity of $$1\frac{1}{8}$$ litres can be filled from a barrel with capacity $$11\frac{13}{16}$$ litres? 4. Calculate the area of this rectangle in square inches. All lengths are in inches and the diagram is not to scale. 5. Evaluate $$3\frac{2}{3}+2\frac{1}{8}-1\frac{1}{6}$$ 6. Evaluate $$4\frac{2}{3}+5\frac{1}{7}\times 1\frac{1}{9}$$ 7. Rosalie thinks of a mixed number. She multiplies her number by 3 and then subtracts three and a three quarters from the product. She ends up with $$4\frac{7}{8}$$. What was her original number? 8. Roger thinks of a mixed number. He adds one and a half to his number then doubles the result. He ends up with $$5\frac{5}{7}$$. What was his original number? 9. What is the average (mean) of these three mixed numbers?$$3\frac{1}{2}, 4\frac{7}{10}, 1\frac{2}{5}$$ 10. Dr Percy Cod has a plot of land measuring $$21\frac{7}{8}$$ acres. He would like to share it between his two daughters in the ratio 2:3. How many acres would the smaller share be?
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This is Mixed Numbers level 5. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

Or try one of the other fraction activities:
Fraction Activities

## Instructions

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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 - A variety mixed number questions with words and diagrams!

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## Help

This video from Corbettmaths explains how to convert a mixed number into an improper fraction. For further help with fractions see the resources on the Fractions page.

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