Posted by aria on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 6:01pm.
could someone please explain to me how 5/8 + 1/4 = 3/8?
I have several more of these problems 5/8 + 1/6 = 19/24, and more. I have no reference in my text on how to do these. Can someone take me through the steps?

algebra  Ms. Sue, Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 6:22pm
Think about a number line.
You start at 5/8. Then move 2/8 to the left. You're now at 3/8
http://www.helpingwithmath.com/printables/others/lin0301fraction02.htm
5/8 + 1/6 = 19/24
You need to convert these to equivalent fractions with a common denominator.
5/8 =  15/24
1/6 =  4/24

algebra  aria, Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 12:56am
After looking at 50 or so of these equations the problem I seem to have is the common denominator and the multiplying the divisible by the top number on each fraction. Some of these are very simple and others are very confusing. The above I understand now.
Answer This Question
Related Questions
 Science  Please Check My Written Answer  Please help me with the following: ...
 math  messed up on last question. heres the actual one. Aretha has $0.85 in ...
 math  kenneth has 22 math problems to do for homeworks he has 12 problems done...
 Economucs  Will someone please explain me the selfregulating nature of a ...
 Calc  help needed  Hi, I'm stuck at this question: List all points on the ...
 College Algebra  Can you please explain this in detail so I can write it down ...
 Algebra  Totally confused and have 5 more problems like this. Can someone ...
 psy 210 HHHEEEEEELLLLPPPPP PLEASE!!!  my second health problem i had to choose ...
 Algebra  Hi, I have had to work on several of these types of problems with no ...
 5th grade math  yes ,i definetly did,more than once ,i just had trouble ...
More Related Questions