# How do you add 4 1/2 + 5 7/8?

Oct 20, 2015

$10 \frac{3}{8}$

#### Explanation:

$= \frac{9}{2} + \frac{47}{8}$

= ((9 × 8) + (47 × 2)) / (2 × 8)

$= \frac{72 + 94}{16}$

$= \frac{166}{16}$

$= \frac{83}{8}$

$= 10 \frac{3}{8}$