# Skills Handbook - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Exercises - Page 803: 7

$6\frac{2}{9}$

#### Work Step by Step

We start by adding the whole numbers: 4+1=5. In order to add or subtract fractions, we start by making a common denominator (bottom of the fraction). Thus, we multiply 5/6 by 3/3 to obtain: $\frac{15}{18}$+($\frac{7}{18}$)=$\frac{22}{18}=1\frac{2}{9}$ We add 5 to this amount to get an answer of $6\frac{2}{9}$

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