Show how to solve 5 3/4+ 1 2/3 in two different ways. In each case, express your answer as a mixed number. Explain why both of the methods are legitimate. Thank you The numbers above are fractiones
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Hi how to solve 5 3/4+ 1 2/3 in two different ways What are you supposed to solve ? (there is no sign, no unknown...)
Its in form of a fraction so its 3 2 5-- + 1--- 4 3 They want the answer to be expressed as a mixed number.
Originally Posted by flyingsquirrel Hi What are you supposed to solve ? (there is no sign, no unknown...) The OP meant simplify. In this case.... Simplifies to: LCD is 12 Another way to do this is to find the LCD when they are mixed numbers, and then simplify them to normal fractions.
5 3/4 + 1 2/3 = (5 + 1) + (3/4 + 2/3) = 6 + (9/12 + 8/12) = 6 + 17/12 = 7 + 5/12 = 7 5/12.
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