# ChatGPT can be bad at basic math

ChatGPT can be bad at basic math sometimes. For example, mixed fractions.

On 12/4/23 I asked ChatGPT 4 about mixed fractions.

**Question 1: How do you calculate mixed numbers 1 8/12 x 3 2/10?**

It answers to convert the mixed numbers to fractions…

It says the result is 16/3

**Question 2: Can you multiply the whole numbers first and then the fractions?**

It answers “Yes, you can multiply the whole numbers first and then the fractions when dealing with mixed numbers…”

It says the result is 47/15

**Question 3: But you said the answer was 16/3 which is 5.33 and 47/15 is 3.13, which is the correct answer?**

This literally was the answer:

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