Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Fractions in Algebra - Exercise Set: 71

Answer

$\frac{5}{4}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{5}{8} + \frac{5}{8}$ The sum of two fractions with same denominators is the sum of their numerators over the common denominator. $\frac{5+5}{8}$ = $\frac{10}{8}$ Since 2 is the greatest common factor of 10 and 8, divide numerator and denominator by 2 $\frac{5*2}{4*2}$ = $\frac{5}{4}$
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