Fraction plus whole number calculator


Whole numbers are numbers without fractions. In simple terms, they represent a whole. On the other hand, fractions are part of a whole or collection. When you divide a whole in equal parts, each parts becomes a fraction of a whole. For instance, there are a total of 5 fruits. 3 out of 5 are oranges. Therefore, the fraction of oranges is ⅗. 2 out of 5 are mangoes, so, the fraction of mangoes is ⅖. Examples of fractions include equal slices of cake, pizza, fruit and a bar of chocolate. This means that, when a part of whole is unevenly divided, they don’t creat fractions. Here, we will learn how to add fractions and whole numbers.

Fraction notation

A fraction features two parts. The top number is called numerator. It shows how many equal parts are taken from a whole. The number below is called denominator. It shows the total number if equal parts in a whole.

Types of fractions

Proper fractions: these are fractions where by the numerator is less the denominator.

Unit fractions: these are fractions with numerator 1.

Improper fractions: these are fractions where by the numerator is more than or equal to denominator.

Mixed fractions: mixed fractions have a whole number and a proper fraction.

Steps to add a fraction to a whole number

        Change the whole number in a fraction, take the denominator as 1.

        Check at the denominators, make them common to get like fractions.

        Add the numerators of the two numbers.

Addition of Whole numbers and proper fractions

 Example: What is 1/2 + 10?

Make the whole number a fraction

= 10/1

The new problem is 1/2 + 10/1

Make both denominators equal by multiplying with LCM

The LCM of 2 and 1 is 2

1/2 + 10/1 = 1/2 +20/2

Add numerators directly

1 +20 = 21/2 = 10 ½ 0r 10.5

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