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i don't get this problem please help

Y - 5/8 = 1/4

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  1. Y - 5/8 = 1/4

    Y - (5/8) + (5/8) = 1/4 + 5/8

    Y = (2/8) + (5/8)

    y = 7/8

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  2. how you got 2/8 + 5/8 how you made the denominators 8 ?

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  3. We need a common denominator.

    8/4 = 2 -- so 1/4 = 2/8

    http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/common-denominator.html

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