# How do you simplify #(1 3/4+ 2 3/8)+5 7/8#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 11, 2016

#### Explanation:

I'm sure you've heard it said before by your teachers:

use common denominators.

Change 3/4 into 6/8 to be able to add the fractions in the parenthesis,

Simplify, and you have

Now add that to the last fraction,

with a result of

Simplify once more and you get 10.