How do you simplify 6/7+1/5?

1 Answer
Nov 23, 2016

Answer:

#37/35#

Explanation:

First you need to get these two fractions over a common denominator. The easiest way to find a common denominator is to multiply the two denominators. In this case #7# and #5#. So, #7 xx 5 = 35# and we can use #35# as the common denominator:

#(5/5 xx 6/7) + (7/7 xx 1/5) => 30/35 + 7/35#

Now that these fractions are over a common denominator we can add the numerators:

#30/35 + 7/35 => (30 + 7)/35 => 37/35#