This is how to add


Step 1Since our denominators match, we can add the numerators. 1 + 3 = 4 Now we have an answer.


Step 2Last 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:
So far so good... let's try to divide by that number again. Are both the numerator and the denominator evenly divisible by 2? Yes! So we reduce it:
So far so good... let's try to divide by that number again. No good. 2 is larger than 1. So we're done reducing. And we're done! Here's the final answer to 1/8 + 3/8
