# What is 5/8 + 1/4? getcalc.com's two fractions addition calculator is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for sum of two fractional numbers with different, unequal or unlike denominators 5/8 and 1/4.

5/8 + 1/4 = 7/8 in fraction form

5/8 + 1/4 = 0.875 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information for adding 5/8 & 1/4 may help students, teachers, parents or professionals to learn, teach, practice or verify such two fractions addition calculations efficiently.

## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 5/8+1/4?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find the equivalent fraction between 5/8 and 1/4 by adding two fractions with different, unequal or unlike denominators. The sum in fraction form for 5/8 plus 1/4 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem & Workout - LCM Method
What is 5/8 plus 1/4 as a fraction by addition using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.
Input parameters & values:
5/8 & 1/4
5/8+1/4 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 8 and 4 is 8.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator & denominator
=(5 x 8)/(8 x 8)+(1 x 8)/(4 x 8)
=5/8+2/8
=(5 + 2)/8

step 4 Add both numerator and rewrite it in a single form.
=7/8
5/8+1/4=7/8

By using LCM method, 7/8 is the equivalent fraction by adding 5/8 and 1/4.

Problem & Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.
Input parameters & values:
5/8 & 1/4
5/8 + 1/4 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator & denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (5 x 4) + (1 x 8)/(8 x 4)

step 3 Simplify & rewrite the fraction
= (20 + 8)/32
= 28/32
= 7/8
5/8+1/4 = 7/8
By using cross multiplication method, 7/8 is the addition between two fractions 5/8 and 1/4. 