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Secondary I • 1yr.

Hello,

How can I add up fractions?

I have

$$\ frac {5} {6} + \ frac {1} {3}$$

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## Explanations (1)

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Team Alloprof • 1yr.

Hello !

• Look for a common denominator.
• Find the equivalent fraction for each fraction.

In $$\ frac {5} {6} + \ frac {1} {3}$$ The common multiple of 3 and 6 is 6. This means that the common denominator will be 6.

Let's find the equivalent fractions.

$$\ frac {5} {6} + \ frac {1 \ cdot 2} {3 \ cdot 2} = \ frac {5} {6} + \ frac {2} {6}$$

$$\ frac {5} {6} + \ frac {2} {6} = \ frac {5 + 2} {6} = \ frac {7} {6}$$