How do you simplify #1/5 + 1/10#?

1 Answer
Apr 24, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

First, to add fractions we need to have each fraction over a common denominator. The Lowest Common Denominator for these two fractions is #10#. Therefore we need to multiply the first fraction by the appropriate form of #1#:

#1/5 + 1/10 = (2/2 xx 1/5) + 1/10 = (2 xx 1)/(2 xx 5) + 1/10 = 2/10 + 1/10#

We can now add the numerators over the common denominator:

#2/10 + 1/10 = (2 + 1)/10 = 3/10#