Adding Fractions Greater Than Whole with Common Denominators
Oct 7, 2021
Let's add four fifths plus three fifths. So I will start with four fifths, which is going to be my first added. And then because it's adding, we will be combining. So I could say four fifths and then bring on three more fifths. And obviously you're going to see that we have an answer of 7 fifths. That would be the improper fraction. We can also say this as a mixed number or a mixed fraction because we started with four fifths. Not quite a whole, but almost. When we brought in one 5th more, that created our whole, and then the two extras are working towards the next hole. So this answer in the form of a mixed number would be one whole and two fifths.