# What is 7/8 + 1/4?

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7/8 + 1/4 = 9/8 in fraction form

7/8 + 1/4 = 1.125 in decimal form

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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 7/8+1/4?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find the equivalent fraction between 7/8 and 1/4 by adding two fractions with different, unequal or unlike denominators. The sum in fraction form for 7/8 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 7/8 plus 1/4 as a fraction by addition using LCM method?

step 1 Address *formula*, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

7/8 & 1/4

7/8+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

=(7 x 8)/(8 x 8)+(1 x 8)/(4 x 8)

=7/8+2/8

=(7 + 2)/8

step 4 Add both numerator and rewrite it in a single form.

=9/8

7/8+1/4=9/8

By using LCM method, **9/8** is the equivalent fraction by adding 7/8 and 1/4.

__Problem & Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

7/8 & 1/4

7/8 + 1/4 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator & denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below

= (7 x 4) + (1 x 8)/(8 x 4)

step 3 Simplify & rewrite the fraction

= (28 + 8)/32

= 36/32

= 9/8

7/8+1/4 = 9/8

By using cross multiplication method, **9/8** is the addition between two fractions 7/8 and 1/4.