# Tashia ate 1/3 of a pizza, and Jay ate 3/8 of the same pizza. What fraction of the pizza was eaten?

Nov 17, 2016

$\frac{17}{24}$

#### Explanation:

Multiply denominators as well as numerators so that they are the same.

$\frac{1}{3} \cdot \frac{8}{8} \text{ }$ and $\text{ } \frac{3}{8} \cdot \frac{3}{3}$

$\frac{1}{3}$ now equals $\frac{8}{24}$ and $\frac{3}{8}$ now equals $\frac{9}{24}$. Add up the numerators

$\left(8 + 9\right) = 17$

Because $17$ is a prime number, you can not simplify it so you leave it as

$\frac{17}{24}$