How do you simplify #5 5/7 + 2 1/3#?
Add the whole numbers then find a common denominator in order to add the fractions.
It is only possible to add or subtract fractions that are the same.
The whole numbers 5 + 2 can be added because they are the same, both are whole numbers. 5 + 2 =7
To make them the same they must have the same denominator .
The common denominator is
Now these can be added because they are the same.