I don't understand how to do this question. Please help!

2 1/4 + 5 5/6

Thanks, Liv :)

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- Oct 17th 2012, 07:44 AMCecelia91Adding Fractions
I don't understand how to do this question. Please help!

2 1/4 + 5 5/6

Thanks, Liv :) - Oct 17th 2012, 09:12 AMSorobanRe: Adding Fractions
Hello, Cecelia91!

Quote:

I don't understand how to do this question.

. . . $\displaystyle 2\tfrac{1}{4}+ 5\tfrac{5}{6}$

Exactly what is it that you don't understand?

If you can't add fractions*at*__all__

. . you need more help than we can provide.

- Oct 17th 2012, 09:23 PMProve ItRe: Adding Fractions
- Oct 17th 2012, 09:51 PMMarkFLRe: Adding Fractions
Another approach:

$\displaystyle 2\frac{1}{4}+5\frac{5}{6}=2+\frac{1}{4}+6-\frac{1}{6}=8+\frac{3}{12}-\frac{2}{12}=8+\frac{1}{12}=8\frac{1}{12}$