How do you simplify #3 1/6 + 4 1/4#?

1 Answer
Jul 16, 2016

Answer:

You should add the two numbers to obtain a simplified answer

Explanation:

To add the two numbers we may observe that:

#3 1/6=3+1/6#, and similarly

#4 1/4=4+1/4#. Now we can add and rearrange:

#3 1/6+4 1/4=3+1/6+4+1/4=3+4 +1/6+1/4= 7+1/6+1/4#

We can now add the fractions:

#1/6+1/4=2/12+3/12=5/12#, and the solution is then:

#7+5/12=7 5/12#