How do you simplify 1/8 + 2/3 + 7/12?

May 15, 2018

$\frac{11}{8}$

Explanation:

$\frac{1}{8} + \frac{2}{3} + \frac{7}{12}$

1. Make the denominator the same by finding the LCM (lowest common multiple)

=$\frac{3}{24} + \frac{16}{24} + \frac{14}{24}$

1. Add the fractions together. This is possible because your denominator is the same for each fraction

=$\frac{33}{24}$

1. Simplify

=$\frac{11}{8}$