How do you simplify #11/2 + 1 3/8 + 1 3/4 + 1 1/4#?

1 Answer
May 14, 2018

Answer:

#9 7/8#

Explanation:

#" "11/2 + 1 3/8 + 1 3/4 + 1 1/4" "larr# write them in the same form
#" "darr#
#=5 1/2 + 1 3/8 + 1 3/4 + 1 1/4#

#= 8 (?+?+?+?)/8" "larr# add whole numbers, find the LCD

#=8 (4+3+6+2)/8" "larr# make equivalent fractions.

#= 8 15/8" "larr# add the numerators

#=8 +1 7/8#

#=9 7/8#