# SOLUTION: 9 1/2 +16 1/2

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 Question 72360: 9 1/2 +16 1/2Answer by checkley75(3666)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO ADD THESE FRACTIONS: THE EASIEST IS TO CHANGE THEM TO DECIMALS THUS 9.5+16.5=26 --------------------------------------------- YOU CAN ALSO ADD THE WHOLE NUMBERS FIRST 9+16=25. NOW ADD THE FRACTIONS 1/2+1/2=1. NOW ADD THESE TWO PARTIAL SUMS 25=1=26 ------------------------------------------------------------ ANOTHER METHOD IS TO CONVERT THESE MIXED NUMBERS TO IMPROPER FRACTIOONS. 9 1/2=19/2 & 16 1/2=33/2. NOW ADD THESE FRACTIONS 19/2+33/2=52/2=26 ----------------------------------------------------------------- ALL THESE METHODS WORK BUT SOME ARE EASIER TO USE WITH CERTAIN NUMBERS THAN OTHERS.