# How do write in simplest form given 2/3+1/3?

Oct 26, 2016

$\frac{2}{3} + \frac{1}{3}$ can be added then simplified. See explanation.

#### Explanation:

1) Write out problem

2/3 + 1/3 = ???

2) Proceed to add 2 and 1 (the numerators: numbers on top of fraction bar) because you have a common denominator.

3) In the numerator: 2 plus 1 equals 3. This gives $\frac{2 + 1}{3}$

4) now write out your answer: $\frac{3}{3}$

5) Can you simplify this? You sure can!

3 over 3 means like having all 3 slices of a pizza that was cut into 3 pieces. You have everything.

6) That means that $\frac{3}{3} = 1$

Hope this helps!