## Algebra 1

$\frac{1}{x}$
Since we already have common denominators, we can add and simplify the numerators: $\frac{3}{8x} + \frac{5}{8x} =\frac{3+5}{8x} = \frac{8}{8x}$ Now we can divide the numerator and denominator by 8 since it is a common factor: $\frac{8}{8x} = \frac{1}{x}$