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

Nov 11, 2016

$10$

#### 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,

$1 \frac{6}{8} + 2 \frac{3}{8} = 3 \frac{9}{8}$

Simplify, and you have $4 \frac{1}{8}$

Now add that to the last fraction,

$4 \frac{1}{8} + 5 \frac{7}{8}$

with a result of $9 \frac{8}{8}$

Simplify once more and you get 10.