## Adding Fractions: 1 1/4 + 5/8

Adding fractions can seem complicated, but with the right steps, it's a breeze! Let's break down how to add **1 1/4** and **5/8**.

### Step 1: Find a Common Denominator

First, we need to make sure both fractions have the same denominator. The smallest common denominator for 4 and 8 is 8.

**1 1/4**can be rewritten as**1 2/8**(multiply both numerator and denominator of 1/4 by 2).

### Step 2: Add the Fractions

Now that both fractions have the same denominator, we can add the numerators:

**1 2/8 + 5/8 = 1 7/8**

### Step 3: Simplify (if necessary)

In this case, our answer is already in its simplest form.

### Conclusion

Therefore, **1 1/4 + 5/8 = 1 7/8**.