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A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.

Add and .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

The mean of a set of numbers is the sum divided by the number of terms.

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Add and .

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator.

Multiply and .

Multiply by .

Divide.

The mean should be rounded to one more decimal place than the original data. If the original data were mixed, round to one decimal place more than the least precise.

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