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    Adding Fractions

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

    2 1/4 + 5 5/6

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    Re: Adding Fractions

    Hello, Cecelia91!

    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.
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    Re: Adding Fractions

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

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    Thanks, Liv
    Convert each to an improper fraction.
    Get a common denominator.
    Add the numerators.
    Write as a mixed number.
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    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}
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