Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 11 - Rational Expressions and Functions - Mid-Chapter Quiz - Page 678: 16



Work Step by Step

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: $\frac{8}{8x} = \frac{1}{x}$
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