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Secondary I • 1yr.

Hello,

How can I add up fractions?

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

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Hello !

    To add fractions up, you have to follow the steps below.

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


    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.


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


    Let's now add the numerators.


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


    There you go!

    Do not hesitate if you have any other question!