# How do you evaluate #5/8+5/6#?

##### 2 Answers

By finding a common denominator or using a pretty cool trick. Answer is in the explanation.

#### Explanation:

The least common multiple between 6 and 8 is 24.

Now we can add 15 and 20 to get

There's another method that I think is much easier and quicker however it may be a more difficult concept to grasp. I will illustrate it using variables.

If you're adding two fractions,

#### Explanation:

A fraction is split up into 2 parts

The size indicator is how many it take to make 1 of something.

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Both 8 and 6 will divide exactly into 24. So we will make both of the denominators 24.

Note that

Multiply by 1 but in the form of

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Note that

Multiply by 1 but in the form of

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But