Free Compass Math Practice on Mixed Numbers - Answers Included

A set of questions, on mixed numbers, similar to the questions in the compass math test are presented along with their answers which are located at the bottom of the page.

NOTE: In what follows a mixed number with a whole part x and a fractional part a/b is written as follows: x a/b. Foe example the mixed number 3 1/5 has a whole part 3 and a fractional part 1/5.(Note the space between the whole part 3 and the fractional part 1/5)

  1. Simplify the expression

    3 2/5 + 1 3/5

    A) 4
    B) 1
    C) 4 2/5
    D) 4 3/5
    E) 5
  2. Simplify the expression

    5 2/3 + 6 3/4

    A) 12 5/12
    B) 12
    C) 11 5/12
    D) 11
    E) 17/12
  3. Simplify the expression

    7 2/3 - 4 1/3

    A) 3
    B) 4 1/3
    C) 3 1/3
    D) 1/3
    E) 4

  4. Simplify the expression

    9 1/4 - 5 3/4

    A) 4 1/2
    B) 4
    C) 2 1/2
    D) 3 1/2
    E) 4
  5. Simplify the expression

    1 1/3 + 2 3/4 - 3

    A) 0
    B) 1 1/12
    C) 3 1/12
    D) 2/4
    E) 3
  6. Simplify the expression

    (1 1/3) (2 2/3)

    A) 3 1/9
    B) 2 2/9
    C) 8/9
    D) 2/9
    E) 2
  7. Simplify the expression

    (3 1/2) (2 1/2)

    A) 3/2
    B) 2/3
    C) 2/5
    D) 3 2/5
    E) 1 2/5
  8. What mixed number added to the expression (1 1/3) - (2 1/2) gives 2?

    A) 3
    B) 2 1/2
    C) 3 1/6
    D) 1 1/3
    E) 1 1/2
  9. What mixed number subtracted from the expression (2 1/5) + (5 1/3) gives 0?

    A) 7 1/5
    B) 7 1/3
    C) 7
    D) 7 8/15
    E) 6 8/15
  10. What is the reciprocal of the mixed number 2 1/8?

    A) 8/17
    B) 2 8/1
    C) 1/2
    D) 4/5
    E) 8/21

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