# How do you evaluate 4 1/2 + 2 1/2?

Apr 12, 2018

7

#### Explanation:

So the number before the fractions means that there are that amount of wholes. In this case there's a four infront of the fraction with a 2 as a denominator so we know we have 4 wholes, so take 4 times 2 +1 so get 9. It's a bit hard to explain with words so lets just maths. Apply the following

$4 \frac{1}{2} + 2 \frac{1}{2}$
$\frac{9}{2} + \frac{5}{2} = \frac{14}{2} = 7$