# How do you simplify 8 1/2+ 12 3/4?

Aug 15, 2016

$21 \frac{1}{4}$

#### Explanation:

Work with the whole number, then add the fractions.

$8 \frac{1}{2} + 12 \frac{3}{4} \text{ } \frac{1}{2} = \frac{2}{4}$

=$20 \frac{2 + 3}{4}$

=$20 \frac{5}{4} \text{ } \frac{5}{4} = 1 \frac{1}{4}$

=$21 \frac{1}{4}$