# Thread: Having trouble with the reducing part

1. ## Having trouble with the reducing part

Add: ${3}\frac{{7}}{{8}}+{4}\frac{{3}}{{8}}$

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: Enter your answer as a reduced mixed number or as a whole number. Example: 2 1/2 = 2 1/2, or 2_1/2 = 2 1/2
Enter DNE for Does Not Exist, oo for Infinity
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Cause I got the answer 7 10/8 .... but I don't know. I think it should be reduced. I tried everything but my answer keep comming wrong. Can someone walk me through the steps so, maybe I'll be able to do similar problems by myself.

2. ## Re: Having trouble with the reducing part

$\displaystyle 7 \frac{10}{8} = 7 + \frac{8}{8} + \frac{2}{8} = 7 + 1 + \frac{1}{4} = 8 \frac{1}{4}$

3. ## Re: Having trouble with the reducing part

Equivalently, 8 divides into 10 once with remainder 2: $\displaystyle \frac{10}{8}= 1+ \frac{2}{8}$.