# Adding Fractions

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• October 17th 2012, 07:44 AM
Cecelia91
Adding Fractions
I don't understand how to do this question. Please help!

2 1/4 + 5 5/6

Thanks, Liv :)
• October 17th 2012, 09:12 AM
Soroban
Re: Adding Fractions
Hello, Cecelia91!

Quote:

I don't understand how to do this question.

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

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.
• October 17th 2012, 09:23 PM
Prove It
Re: Adding Fractions
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cecelia91
I don't understand how to do this question. Please help!

2 1/4 + 5 5/6

Thanks, Liv :)

Convert each to an improper fraction.
Get a common denominator.
Add the numerators.
Write as a mixed number.
• October 17th 2012, 09:51 PM
MarkFL
Re: Adding Fractions
Another approach:

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