# How do you simplify #5 1/2 + 2 7/9#?

##### 1 Answer

May 21, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, convert each number from a mixed number into an improper fraction:

To add fractions they must be over a common denominator:

We can now rewrite and add the numerators over the common denominator as:

If necessary, we can covert this to a mixed number as: