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Before doing anything, you should understand which systems bootloader is installed to the master boot record. If it is Mint, you're OK. If it is Ubuntu and you re-format the Ubuntu partition, you will have problems. If you are not familiar with the terminology used in partitioning, I would suggest you familiarize yourself with it before proceeding or be more specific about which term(s) when asking here.
Start Mint, open a terminal and launch the command
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
Assuming that you have only one harddisk.
Reboot to make sure that it worked, the bootloader's menu should now have a Mint theme.
After that boot from the Mint Live-CD/DVD/USB and start the GParted partition manager. Use it to delete the Ubuntu partition and extend your Mint partition.
Reboot the system and launch the
again to remove the Ubuntu entry from the bootloader.
Warning: Since repartitioning the system can in rare cases lead to data loss you should make a backup of your important data first. Which you should have anyways.
Your instructions are clear and easy to follow, even for a newbie convert. I have no valuable data as such on any of the Linux partitions, just the bare OS, but because the Mint partition is working so well, it even runs my Broadcom wi-fi card which seems to cause so much grief with other distro's, I don't want to lose it and then have to reload it. I will run your instructions. Thanks again.