Math and Arithmetic

# Adding dissimilar fractions and whole numbers?

###### Wiki User

###### 2010-07-04 07:16:49

1. change the dissimilar fractions to similar fractions by

getting the L.C.D or the least common denominator.

2. add the whole numbers and write down the given

denominator.

3. reduce the answer to lowest term if possible.

## Related Questions

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Numbers

### What is adding mixed number?

a mixed number is a whole number with a fraction, ie. 2 3/4
Adding mixed numbers involves adding the whole numbers, then
adding the fractions, then reducing the fraction and if it is
improper, changing it to a whole number with a fraction and adding
that whole number to the other whole number answer.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### How is adding rational numbers different than adding whole numbers?

Whole numbers are rational numbers with a denominator of 1.
The difference with general rational numbers is that the
denominators are likely to be different and they must be made the
same by converting the fractions into equivalent fractions with the
same denominator before the addition can be done - by adding the
numerators and keeping the denominator, and simplifying (if
possible) the result.
With whole numbers the denominators are already the same (as 1)
and so the addition can be done straight away.