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Here is a complete list of how to add anything you may ever want to add, like whole numbers, fractions, radicals, and much much more. Please comment, rate, and ask as many questions as possible. Remember I am only an 9th grade honors student and even though I have a high math average, some things may be incorrect. Please inform me if anything is wrong. Thank You. Please comment and rate.

Step 1: How to add Whole Numbers

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This is the most basic of the basics. All you need to do is keep counting up. For example, 7+3=10. To learn the concept, you would count up to seven, and then keep counting up three more numbers. Ex, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (then the next 3) 8,9,10. There are three more numbers added on to the original seven and that is basically how it works. Obviously, you cant do this when adding big numbers, but there is a better way for that. Line up the numbers vertically and, starting at the right, add together the numbers that line up. Look at the pictures (coming soon) for more detail. If there is a number 10 or greater, place the units value, left, below the line and carry the ten's digit number up and to the left. Next time you just do the same and add on the remainder from last time. If you have any questions or if I have mislabeled or spelled something wrong please leave a comment. Thank You.


1. 2+2
2. 5+8
3. 4+1
4. 9+0
5. 3+5
knexsniper16 years ago
oh really? im in 9th grade right now, and i am doing 11 grade math right now, top of my class! i dont really need help adding though! :P couple of the sophmores in my class do though! :P
An Villain6 years ago
i saw this and i started laughing. it is just really wierd to see something that says "how to add" because this is a site for over thirteens only. but i see what you mean.
The Jamalam6 years ago
meh... its ok but you missed out decimals, ratios (even though you need to round down) and a lot of other things. 5 steps isn't rly enough to get the full adding thing...
Electroinnovation (author)  The Jamalam6 years ago
But still, I spent 3 hours typing and finding pictures. 5 types of adding is good for now.
admin6 years ago
Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!