# How do you simplify #7/8 + 1/5#?

##### 1 Answer

May 17, 2018

#### Explanation:

We need to establish a common denominator.

To do this, we multiply each fraction by

notice how both fractions are multiplied by

Now that the denominators are the same, we can combine the fractions

Now we check to see if this can be simplified. It cannot, so that is our solution.