6th grade
posted by Michele on .
I need to balance the equation and show my work. Ex.
N  2.4 = 5
+2.4 = +2.4

N = 7.4
How would I show my work for:
2.3 + 4.09 = N
I know the answer is 6.39 because I add 2.3 and 4.09 but how do I show the work? Thanks

For simple addition of two terms, it is usually fine to just show the result. For example:
2.3 + 4.09 = N
6.39 = N
(And if you want, change the sides so that N is on the left) 
But, if you feel you need to show the addition step, then you could do something like this (the vertical addition will probably not line up here)
2.3 + 4.09 = N
2.3
+ 4.09

6.39
6.39 = N