# How do you simplify (x+8)/2+x/2?

Nov 7, 2016

$x + 4$

#### Explanation:

How to simplify :
Adding two fractions is determined by finding $G . C . F$ of the

denominator,.

Performing some operations .

Finally, the answer should be in its simplest form.

In the given exercise the denominator is already the same $2$,
$\frac{x + 8}{2} + \frac{x}{2}$
$= \frac{x + 8 + x}{2}$
$= \frac{2 x + 8}{2}$
$= \frac{2 \left(x + 4\right)}{2}$
$= x + 4$