Here's how to add
Since our denominators match, we can add the numerators.
5 + 3 = 8
Now we have an answer.
Last of all, we need to simplify the fraction, if possible. Can it be reduced to a simpler fraction?
To find out, we try dividing it by 2...
Are both the numerator and the denominator evenly divisible by 2? Yes! So we reduce it:
Now, try the same number again.
Nope. Try the next prime number, 3...
Nope. Try the next prime number, 5...
No good. 5 is larger than 4. So we're done reducing.
Congratulations! Here's your final answer to 5/10 + 3/10