How do you simplify #8 1/5+ (4 2/5+3 3/10)#?

1 Answer
Nov 8, 2016

Answer:

#159/10# or #15 9/10#

Explanation:

Step 1) Convert into fractions only
Step 2) For each term multiple by #1# to get all terms over a common denominator.
Step 3) Use arithmetic to add all the terms

#(5/5 8 + 1/5) + ((5/5 4 + 2/5) + (10/10 3 + 3/10)) =>#

#41/5 + (22/5 + 33/10) =>#

#2/2 41/5 + (2/2 22/5 + 33/10) =>#

#82/10 + (44/10 + 33/10) =>#

#82/10 + 77/10 =>#

#159/10#

or

#15 9/10#