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

##### 1 Answer

Aug 24, 2016

Add the whole numbers then find a common denominator in order to add the fractions.

#### Explanation:

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

Multiply

This gives

Now these can be added because they are the same.