To add a mixed fraction like
, you must express them first to 'improper fraction' (Just comment if you want to know how to express to 'improper fraction.).
The improper fraction of
and the improper fraction of
Then, you have to find the LCD (Least Common Denominator).
have the denominators 2 and 4. So, the LCD is 4, which can be divided by both denominators 2 and 4.
The first addend is
, and we have to multiply both numerator and denominator by 2 to gain
to have 4 as our new denominator.
The other addend will stay the same
Now, we can add
and is equal to
. Just add the numerators and copy the denominator.
You can express your sum
to mixed fraction and it will be