### Home > CC2MN > Chapter 2 > Lesson 2.3.1 > Problem 2-117

2-117.

Copy each expression and then simplify it without using a calculator. Be sure to show all steps.

This sum can be represented with a diagram:

**Diagram expression with 2 equal sized rectangles: Left Rectangle + Right Rectangle. Left rectangle, 4 rows of 2 columns, with 5 shaded. Right Rectangle, 4 rows of 4 columns, with 9 shaded.**Find a common denominator to add the two fractions.

**Changes: additional columns added to left rectangle, to make it 4 rows of 4 columns, with 10 shaded.****Changes: After right rectangle, an equal sign and the fraction 19 sixteenths.**See part (a) for strategy.

Draw

squares on your paper like this: **8 square tiles.**Cross off

. What is left?