What Does 1/2 Plus 1/5 Equal?


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1/2 plus 1/5 equals 7/10 here's how:

1. Think of a number that the two times table and the five times table share as a product or answer. We're going to use ten.

2. Take the ten and use it as the denominator for both fractions (instead of the two in 1/2).

3. Now, remember how many times it took two to equal ten (5 times). Remember how many times it took five to equal ten (2 times). Take the answer and add it as the numerator for both fractions (1/2 turns into 5/10 and 7/10 turns into 2/10).

4. Now, add both fractions! 5/10 + 2/10 = 7/10.

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