# Craig is folding laundry for his family. In the basket, #1/6# of the shirts belong to his older brother and #3/6# of the shirts belong to his younger brother. What fraction of the shirts belong to either his older or younger brother?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 31, 2016

#### Explanation:

**Given:**

- Craig's older brother's shirts take up

- Craig's younger brother's shirts take up

**You are trying to find:**

- how much of the basket belongs to Craig's older or younger brother

Thus, add

#1/6+3/6#

#=(1+3)/6#

#=4/6#

Since the numerator and denominator have a common factor of

#(4color(red)(-:2))/(6color(red)(-:2))#

#=color(green)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)2/3color(white)(a/a)|)))#