How do you simplify #5/7 + 3/4#?
To add fractions, give them a denominator in common
The Lowest Common Denominator for
That means that you should change
Now you can add the like fractions
To add like fractions, add the numerators and keep the common denominator
You can convert the improper fraction into a mixed number if you want, but usually it is just left as an improper fraction.