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This example has been taken directly from the solution given by Basic Math Decoded to the formulated problem.

**879.6748 + 615.097**

**Place one number above the other so that the bottom decimal point is directly below and lined up with the top decimal point. Draw a line under the bottom number. If necessary add zeroes to the right of the decimal point to make it easier to align the columns.**

879.6748

__+ 615.0970__

**Add the digits 8 and 0 (8 + 0 = 8) and place the answer below the line in the column being added.**

879.674

**8**__+ 615.097__

__0__**8**

**Add the digits 4 and 7 (4 + 7 = 11). The sum is more than 10, regroup digits placing the 1 above the column on the left, and place the 1 below the line in the column being added.**

1

879.67

**4**8__+ 615.09__

__7____0__

**1**8

**Add the digits 1, 7 and 9 (1 + 7 + 9 = 17). The sum is more than 10, regroup digits placing the 1 above the column on the left, and place the 7 below the line in the column being added.**

1

**1** 879.6

**7**48__+ 615.0__

__9____70__

**7**18

**Add the digits 1, 6 and 0 (1 + 6 + 0 = 7) and place the answer below the line in the column being added.**

**1**

879.

**6**748__+ 615.__

__0____970__

**7**718

**Place the decimal point in the answer directly below the decimal points in the terms.**

879

**.**6748__+ 615__

__.____0970__

**.**7718

**Add the digits 9 and 5 (9 + 5 = 14). The sum is more than 10, regroup digits placing the 1 above the column on the left, and place the 4 below the line in the column being added.**

1

87

**9**.6748__+ 61__

__5____.0970__

**4**.7718

**Add the digits 1, 7 and 1 (1 + 7 + 1 = 9) and place the answer below the line in the column being added.**

**1**

8

**7**9.6748__+ 6__

__1____5.0970__

**9**4.7718

**Add the digits 8 and 6 (8 + 6 = 14). This number is more than 10 but there are no more columns to be added, place the answer below the line in the column being added.**

**8**79.6748

__+__

__6____15.0970__

**14**94.7718

**Final answer**

879.6748

__+ 615.0970__

1494.7718