How do you evaluate #1/2 + 5/8#?
You need to make both fractions have the same denominator first.
In this case, the common denominator would be 8.
You can then choose to present it as a mixed fraction, which would be
In support of solution by Denise Granger
This is a generic tutorial about part of the concept/processing of fractions and numbers in general. Some which you have heard before. Some of which likely not!
A fraction has 2 parts. The top number and the bottom number.
I think this as
You can not directly add, subtract or divide unless the unit size of what you are dealing with is the same.
Think of 1+2 = 3. You are directly adding the count. This is because their unit size is the same. It takes 1 of what you are counting to make a whole of something. So technically you could write