# How do you add a fraction and a whole number

Whole numbers are all natural numbers including 0

A fraction represents a numerical value, which defines the parts of a whole

## Answer: To add a fraction to a whole number , convert the whole number into a fraction, then form a common denominator and then add the two numerators

Let's look into the steps to add a fraction from a whole number

## Explanation:

- Convert the whole number into a fraction by taking denominator as 1
- Compare the denominators and make them common so that they become like fractions
- Add the numerators of the two fractions

Example: Add 2/15 and 5

Step 1: Converting whole number into a fraction

5 in terms of fraction is 5/1

Step 2: Make the denominator common

Since, 2/15 has 15 as the denominator hence, we need to make the denominator of 5/1 as 15

Multiplying numerator and denominator with 15 we get,

(5 × 15) / (1 × 15) = 75/15

Step 3: Adding the numerators of the two fractions

2/15 + 75/15 = (2 + 75)/15 = 77/15