# You go out for a long walk. You walk 3/4 mile and then sit down to take a rest. Then you walk 3/8 of a mile. How far did you walk altogether?

Jan 6, 2017

$\frac{9}{8} = 1 \frac{1}{8} \text{ miles}$

#### Explanation:

To calculate the total distance walked, sum the 2 individual distances walked together.

$\Rightarrow \frac{3}{4} + \frac{3}{8}$

We require to have common denominators, before adding.

$\frac{3}{4} \times \frac{2}{2} = \frac{6}{8}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{6}{8} + \frac{3}{8} = \frac{9}{8} = 1 \frac{1}{8}$