# How do you evaluate 1 3/4 + 14 1/3 ?

Mar 17, 2017

$16 \frac{1}{12}$

#### Explanation:

The whole number part $\to 1 + 14 = 15$

The fraction part:

color(green)([3/4color(red)(xx1)]+[1/3color(red)(xx1)]

color(green)([3/4color(red)(xx3/3)]+[1/3color(red)(xx4/4)]

$\text{ "9/12" "+" "4/12" " =" " 13/12" " =" } 1 + \frac{1}{12}$

Putting it all together we have:

$15 + 1 + \frac{1}{12} \text{ } = 16 \frac{1}{12}$