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**decode EVERYTHING about fractions.**

↓ Step-by-Step explanation: please see below! ↓

**Step-by-Step explanation:**

**Step 1: Determine the common denominator:**

Nothing to do. The denominators are the same!

**Step 2: Expand to the common denominator:**

Nothing to do. The denominators are the same!

**Step 3: Add the numerators:**

Since the two fractions have a common denominator, you can add:

1 | + | 3 | = | 1 + 3 | = | 4 |

8 | 8 | 8 | 8 |

**Step 4: Check whether the result can be simplified**

The result can be simplified by the number 4:

4 | = | 4 ÷ 4 | = | 1 |

8 | 8 ÷ 4 | 2 |