How do you simplify #(4 3/5+6 1/3)+2 3/5#?

1 Answer
Nov 8, 2016

Answer:

#13 8/15#

Explanation:

The brackets are not necessary because there is only addition.

#4 3/5 +6 1/3 +2 3/5" "larr# add the whole numbers

=#12 (9+5+9)/15 " "larr# convert to a common denominator #darr#

=#12 23/15#

=#12 + 1 8/15#

=#13 8/15#

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converting to equivalent fractions:

#3/5 xx 3/3 = 9/15#

#1/3 xx 5/5 = 5/15#

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The method of converting all the fractions to improper fractions is also possible, but leads to large numbers.