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What does 3/8 + 1/2 equal

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Apollo75

1/2=4/8 3+4=7 the answer is 7/8

audeloguadalupe

3/8 +1/2 =7/8 This is an addition problem, so we need to find two equivalent fractions that have the same denominators. Then we can add the numerators together.Multiples of 8: 8Multiples of 2: 2, 4, 6, 8Now we know 8 is the least common denominator of 3/8 and 1/2.We want the denominator of each fraction to be 8. But we can't change the denominator without changing the numerator too. To find the new numerator of each fraction, use this formula:(Common Denominator ÷ Denominator) x Numerator = New NumeratorPlug in the values of the first fraction into the formula:(8 ÷ 8) × 3 = 3Re-writing the first fraction, we get 3/8.Plug in the values of the second fraction into the formula:(8 ÷ 2) × 1 = 4Re-writing the second fraction, we get 4/8.Add the first numerator and the second numerator together:3/8 + 4/8 = 7/8The fraction is in lowest terms. So the answer is 7/8

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