## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

9 $\frac{14}{99}$
We start by adding the whole numbers: 3+5=8. In order to add or subtract fractions, we start by making a common denominator (bottom of the fraction). Thus, we multiply 7/9 by 11/11 and 4/11 by 9/9 to obtain: $\frac{77}{99}$+($\frac{36}{99}$)=$\frac{113}{99}=1\frac{14}{99}$. We add 8 to this to get an answer of 9 $\frac{14}{99}$.