In December, the amount of snowfall was 4 2/5 feet. In January, the amount of snowfall was 2 1/2 feet. What was the amount of snowfall in the two months combined?
Write your answer as a mixed number in simplest form.
In December, the amount of snowfall was 4 2/5 feet. In January, the amount of snowfall was 2 1/2 feet. What was the amount of snowfall in the two months combined?
Write your answer as a mixed number in simplest form.
1) First thing is to find the LEAST COMMON DENOMINATOR:
The LCD of 5 and 2 is 10
2)Write both fractions as equivalent fractions with a denominator of 10
1 4/10 + 2 5/10
2) Add integers and numerator; Keep denominator the same
So the final answer is : 3 9/10
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