Can the sum of two mixed numbers be equal to 2? Explain why or why not.

No because mixed numbers need atleast a one and a fraction to be a mixed number. But if there was a fraction then it couldn’t equal two, because of the 1’s

Let

\( x=3\frac{1}{2} \\ \\ y=-1\frac{1}{2} \)

Find the sum of the mixed numbers x and y

\( (x+y)=3\frac{1}{2}+(-1\frac{1}{2})\\ \\(x+y)=2 \)

therefore

the answer is

**Yes, the sum of two mixed numbers be equal to \( 2 \), only if you include a negative mixed number**

no because a mixed number is a whole number with a proper fraction but if you were to get 2 then you would have to use 1’s or you would have to use proper fractions.

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