# How do you add 3/5+2/8?

##### 1 Answer
Oct 29, 2014

$\frac{3}{5} + \frac{2}{8}$

by simplifying the second fraction,

$= \frac{3}{5} + \frac{1}{4}$

by finding the common denominator $5 \cdot 4 = 20$,

(Multiply $\frac{3}{5}$ by $\frac{4}{4}$ and $\frac{1}{4}$ by $\frac{5}{5}$)

$= \frac{3 \cdot 4}{5 \cdot 4} + \frac{1 \cdot 5}{4 \cdot 5} = \frac{12}{20} + \frac{5}{20}$

by combining the fractions,

$= \frac{12 + 5}{20} = \frac{17}{20}$

I hope that this was helpful.