# How do you simplify #5 1/2 + 23 7/8 + 5 3/4 + 2 1/4#?

##### 1 Answer

Convert all fractions to improper fractions, then find the lowest common denominator and add all the numerators together.

#### Explanation:

To convert to an improper fraction, you need to multiply the denominator by the whole number, and add that number to the current numerator.

For example, if you had 2

Then, you find the lowest common denominator and multiply the numerators by the same number you have to multiply the denominator by.

For example, if you had

Then, all you have to do is add the numerators together, keeping the denominator the same and, if you can, simplify the fraction.