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

1 Answer

Answer:

#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 6/8 + 2 3/8 = 3 9/8#

Simplify, and you have #4 1/8#

Now add that to the last fraction,

#4 1/8+ 5 7/8#

with a result of #9 8/8#

Simplify once more and you get 10.