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# How do you add fractions with a whole number?

Updated: 10/18/2022

Wiki User

12y ago

Here is an example:

3/4 + 8 = ?

First, make the whole number into a fraction. Make the number the denominator; the numerator is always 1.

So now it looks like this:

3/4 + 1/8

Now convert the fractions so the denominators are the same. 4 goes into 8 2 times so we multiply the numerator by 2 as well.

Now it looks like this:

6/8 + 1/8

6 + 1 = 7

So

3/4 + 8 = 7/8.

Hope this helps you understand how to add whole numbers with fractions.

Wiki User

14y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

What you do is you take the fraction so lets say 1/2. If you want to add with a whole number, such as 1/2 + 3, you have to put 3 over one, 3/1. Than you have to find a common denominator. So you say to yourself what goes into both 2(the denominator of 1/2) and 1(the denominator of 3). That is 2 because you can change two to two (of course) and you can change 1 to two by multiplying it by 2. So pretty much the denominators have to be the same. But, since you multiplied 2 by 1, you have to also multiply 2 by the three because what you do to the bottom you do to the top. So far we have....... 1/2 + 6/2. Than u add the top, and top only. Your answer comes out to 7/2.

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