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Do you and arithmetic add up to disaster? Sharpen your basic bath skills with the lessons in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
 Paper
 A pencil
Steps

Step 1
Write the numbers down
Write your mixed numbers down on a piece of paper to convert them to improper fractions.

Step 2
Convert to improper fraction
Multiply the denominator – the bottom number of the fraction – by the whole number, and then add the top number of the fraction – the numerator. Write the product on top of the denominator.

Step 3
Write the improper fractions
Write the improper fractions sidebyside on your paper.

Step 4
Multiply the numerators
Multiply the numerators and write the product as the numerator of your solution.

Step 5
Multiply the denominators
Multiply the denominators and write the product as the denominator of your solution.

Step 6
Simplify
Simplify the resulting fraction and write the solution as a mixed number.