Here's how we add


Step 1Since our denominators match, we can add the numerators. 8 + 2 = 10 So the answer is:


Step 2Last of all, we need to simplify the fraction, if possible. Can it be reduced to a simpler fraction? To find out, we try dividing it by 2... No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 3... No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 5... No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 7... No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 11... No good. 11 is larger than 10. So we're done reducing. And we're done! Here's the final answer to 8/11 + 2/11
