# What do you add to 5 3/8 to make 9?

Jun 9, 2018

$\frac{29}{8}$

#### Explanation:

First make a proper fraction:

$5 \frac{3}{8}$

$\frac{5}{1} + \frac{3}{8}$

$\frac{8}{8} \cdot \frac{5}{1} + \frac{3}{8}$

$\frac{40}{8} + \frac{3}{8}$

$\frac{43}{8}$

Now subtract from 9:

$9 - \frac{43}{8}$

$\frac{9}{1} - \frac{43}{8}$

$\frac{8}{8} \cdot \frac{9}{1} - \frac{43}{8}$

$\frac{72}{8} - \frac{43}{8}$

$\frac{29}{8}$