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3 2/3 + 2 3/5 = 94/ = 6 4/ ≅ 6.2666667Spelled result in words is ninety-four fifteenths (or six and four fifteenths).
How do we solve fractions step by step?
- Conversion a mixed number 3 2/ to a improper fraction: 3 2/3 = 3 2/ = 3 · 3 + 2/ = 9 + 2/ = 11/
To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 3. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 3/ = 9/
b) Add the answer from the previous step 9 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 9 + 2 = 11
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 11) over the denominator 3.
Three and two thirds is eleven thirds.
- Conversion a mixed number 2 3/ to a improper fraction: 2 3/5 = 2 3/ = 2 · 5 + 3/ = 10 + 3/ = 13/
To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 5. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 5/ = 10/
b) Add the answer from the previous step 10 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 10 + 3 = 13
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 13) over the denominator 5.
Two and three fifths is thirteen fifths.
- Add: 11/ + 13/ = 11 · 5/ + 13 · 3/ = 55/ + 39/ = 55 + 39/ = 94/
It is suitable to adjust both fractions to a common (equal, identical) denominator for adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of both denominators - LCM(3, 5) = 15. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 3 × 5 = 15. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
In other words - eleven thirds plus thirteen fifths is ninety-four fifteenths.
Rules for expressions with fractions:Fractions - use a forward slash to divide the numerator by the denominator, i.e., for five-hundredths, enter 5/100. If you use mixed numbers, leave a space between the whole and fraction parts.
Mixed numerals (mixed numbers or fractions) keep one space between the integer and
fraction and use a forward slash to input fractions i.e., 1 2/3 . An example of a negative mixed fraction: -5 1/2.
Because slash is both sign for fraction line and division, use a colon (:) as the operator of division fractions i.e., 1/2 : 1/3.
Decimals (decimal numbers) enter with a decimal point . and they are automatically converted to fractions - i.e. 1.45.
|Symbol||Symbol name||Symbol Meaning||Example|
|+||plus sign||addition||1/2 + 1/3|
|-||minus sign||subtraction||1 1/2 - 2/3|
|*||asterisk||multiplication||2/3 * 3/4|
|×||times sign||multiplication||2/3 × 5/6|
|:||division sign||division||1/2 : 3|
|/||division slash||division||1/3 / 5|
|:||colon||complex fraction||1/2 : 1/3|
|^||caret||exponentiation / power||1/4^3|
|()||parentheses||calculate expression inside first||-3/5 - (-1/4)|
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