# How do you add 1/2 + 4/6?

Mar 6, 2018

$\frac{7}{6} \mathmr{and} 1 \frac{1}{6}$

#### Explanation:

We need to change the denominator so that they are equal, and as $2 \times 3 = 6$, we need to multiply the first fraction by $3$ to get the denominators equal.

$\frac{1}{2} \times \frac{3}{3} = \frac{1 \times 3}{2 \times 3} = \frac{3}{6}$

Since the denominators are the same, all we do now is add the numerators of the fraction.

$\frac{3}{6} + \frac{4}{6} = \frac{7}{6}$

This can't be simplified any further, so therefore we leave it as it is, or you could turn it to a mixed fraction which would give:

$1 \frac{1}{6}$