Step 1

We can"t include two fractions with various denominators (the bottom number). Therefore you require to obtain a common denominator - both bottom numbers need to match. To perform this, you"ll multiply the denominators times every other... However the numerators have to change, too. They acquire multiplied by the other term"s denominator.

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So us multiply 5 by 8, and also get 40, then we multiply 6 by 8 and get 48.

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Do the same for the 2nd term. We multiply 5 by 6, and also get 30, climate multiply 6 through 8 and get 48.

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So currently our fountain look choose this:

40
48
+30
48

Step 2

Since our platform match, us can add the numerators.

40 + 30 = 70

So the price is:

70
48

Step 3

Last that all, we need to simplify the fraction, if possible. Deserve to it be diminished to a easier fraction?

To discover out, we shot dividing the by 2...

Are both the numerator and the denominator evenly divisible through 2? Yes! so we reduce it:

70
48
÷ 2 =35
24

Let"s try dividing by that again...

Nope! So currently we try the next best prime number, 3...

Nope! So currently we try the next greatest prime number, 5...

Nope! So currently we shot the next biggest prime number, 7...

Nope! So now we shot the next best prime number, 11...

Nope! So now we shot the next biggest prime number, 13...

Nope! So currently we try the next biggest prime number, 17...

Nope! So currently we try the next biggest prime number, 19...

Nope! So currently we try the next biggest prime number, 23...

Nope! So currently we try the next biggest prime number, 29...

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No good. 29 is bigger than 24. So we"re excellent reducing.

There you have it! Here"s the last answer to 5/6 + 5/8
5
6
+5
8
=35
24

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