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could you please add 1/8 + 1/2 and explain how you got your answer

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what I need is some help to add these fractions together I tried once and got the answer 2/8 but that was wrong some how so I need to know the answer for my work I am thinking the answer is 1/3 but I am not sure or Maine 1/2 ma th is a nightmare help

Mar 11th, 2015

1/8+1/2

= 1/8 + 4/8

=(1+4)/8

=5/8

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Mar 11th, 2015

But how did you get 5/8ow I got 4/8


Mar 11th, 2015

multiply 1/2 with 4 at numerator and denomenator

4/8

now denomenator matches for both the terms

1/8+4/8

now you can add the terms

(1+4)/8

=5/8

Mar 11th, 2015

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