# How do you simplify 4.7+5.26+8.931?

Jan 2, 2017

$18.891$

#### Explanation:

Adding with decimals is exactly the same as adding with hundreds, tens and units.
Only numbers with the same place value can be added together.

Hints:$\rightarrow$ align the decimal points under each other
$\text{ } \rightarrow$ fill in zeros for missing decimal places
$\text{ } \rightarrow$ add as usual from right to left, (carry any tens)

$\text{ } 4.700$
$\text{ } + 5.260$
$\text{ } + \underline{8.931}$
$\text{ } 18.891$