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# How to do this equation for math?

6 1/4 + 2 3/8 ?

PLEASE EXPLAIN AND ANSWER THE QUESTION.

(do you mulitply/ divide/ subtract/ add... etc.... WHAT DO YOU DO?)

Multiple Choice Answer:

A. 8 5/8

B. 8 1/3

C. 8 7/8

D. None of the above

PLEASE EXPLAIN!!!!!!!!

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- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
A. 8 5/8.

to add fractions that don't have the same denominator, you usually have to multiply one of them to make them the same so in this case, i multiplied 1/4x2 so i get 2/8. (2/8 and 1/4 are equal) now you can easily add the two fractions: 6 2/8 (6 1/4) + 2 3/8 = 8 5/8.

Source(s): my smart freakin brain, thats who. bizotch - 10 years ago
you have to make the denominator the same which would be 8. it would be 6 2/8 + 2 3/8= 8 5/8; which is A. :)

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