Here's how to add


Step 1Since our denominators match, we can add the numerators. 2 + 3 = 5 So what's the answer so far?


Step 2Can this fraction be reduced? First, we attempt to divide it by 2... Nope! So now we try the next greatest prime number, 3... Nope! So now we try the next greatest prime number, 5... Nope! So now we try the next greatest prime number, 7... No good. 7 is larger than 5. So we're done reducing. There you have it! Here's the final answer to 2/8 + 3/8
