# Skills Handbook - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Exercises - Page 803: 2

$\frac{5}{4}$

#### Work Step by Step

In order to add or subtract fractions, we need common denominators. Because 3/8 and 7/8 already have the same denominator, 8, we can add the numerators together: $\frac{3}{8} + \frac{7}{8} = \frac{10}{8}=\frac{5}{4}$

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