What is 1/4 + 3/8 ?

1 Answer
Sep 17, 2015

Answer:

5/8

Explanation:

First you need to put the same base for both numbers, finding the minimum common multiple of 4 and 8, that's 8.
Turning 1/4 in a number with 8 as base: first, divide 8 : 4 = 2. Then multiply 1/4 x2 and it will be 2/8.
Then you're able to calculate it: keep the base and add the tops
2/8 + 3/8 = 5/8.