How do you simplify #3/4 +5/6#?

1 Answer
Oct 3, 2015

Answer:

Convert each term into a form with the same value in the denominator for both; then add the numerators to get
#color(white)("XXX")19/12 = 1 7/12#

Explanation:

#3/4 = 9/12#

#5/6 = 10/12#

So
#3/4 + 5/6 = 9/12 + 10/12#

#color(white)("XXXX")=(9+10)/12#

#color(white)("XXXX")=19/12#

or, as a mixed fraction,
#color(white)("XXXX")=1 7/12#