# How do you evaluate 1 5/6 +7 5/6?

Mar 18, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

We can rewrite the expression as:

$\left(1 + \frac{5}{6}\right) + \left(7 + \frac{5}{6}\right) \implies$

$1 + \frac{5}{6} + 7 + \frac{5}{6} \implies$

$1 + 7 + \frac{5}{6} + \frac{5}{6} \implies$

$8 + \frac{5 + 5}{6} \implies$

$8 + \frac{10}{6}$

Now, we can convert the improper fraction into a mixed number giving:

$8 + \frac{6 + 4}{6} \implies$

$8 + \frac{6}{6} + \frac{4}{6} \implies$

$8 + 1 + \frac{2}{3} \implies$

$9 + \frac{2}{3} \implies$

$9 \frac{2}{3}$