This is how we add


Step 1Since our denominators match, we can add the numerators. 7 + 2 = 9 That gives us the sum, which is


Step 2Now, do we need to simplify this fraction? First, we attempt to divide it by 2... Nope. Try the next prime number, 3... Nope. Try the next prime number, 5... Nope. Try the next prime number, 7... Nope. Try the next prime number, 11... No good. 11 is larger than 9. So we're done reducing. Congratulations! Here's your final answer to 7/11 + 2/11
