What is 5/8 plus 1/4? 5/8 + 1/4 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the sum of 5/8 and 1/4 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

5/8+1/4 equals to
5/8 + 1/4 = 7/8
Hence, 5/8 + 1/4 is equal to 7/8.
where
5/8 is a fraction as an addend,
1/4 is a fraction as an addend,
7/8 is the sum of 5/8 and 1/4.

5/8 plus 1/4 as a decimal
5/8 + 1/4 = 7/8
7/8 = 0.875
Hence, 5/8+1/4 can be written as 0.875 in decimal.
where
0.875 is the sum of 5/8 and 1/4.

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How-to: 5/8 + 1/4 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation for adding 5/8 to 1/4 shows how to find what is the sum of 5/8 and 1/4. The sum of fractions 5/8 plus 1/4 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 5/8 plus 1/4 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/8
Fraction B: 1/4

What to be found?
5/8+1/4 = ?
Find what's the sum of 5/8 and 1/4.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/8 and 1/4 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction addition. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/8 and 1/4 are not equal, it is said to be unlike fractions addition.

step 3For unlike fractions addition, find the LCM (least common multiple) of both denominators of fractions 5/8 and 1/4:
The LCM of 8 and 4 is 8.

step 4 Write the fractions 5/8 and 1/4 in the addition expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=5/8+1/4
=(5 x 8)/(8 x 8)+(1 x 8)/(4 x 8)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=5/8+2/8

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/8 x (5/1+2/1)
=1/8 x (5 + 2)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/8 x 7
=7/8
5/8+1/4=7/8

Hence,
5/8 plus 1/4 equals to 7/8 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/8
Fraction B: 1/4

What to be found?
5/8+1/4 = ?
Find what's the sum of 5/8 and 1/4.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 4), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 8), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (8 x 4) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (5 x 4) + (1 x 8)/(8 x 4)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (20 + 8)/32
= 28/32
= 7/8
5/8+1/4 = 7/8
Hence,
5/8 plus 1/4 = 7/8 