# How do you add #\frac { 2} { 4} + \frac { 1} { 2}#?

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Mar 3, 2018

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

To add (or subtract) two fractions with different denominators first you have to find a common denominator.

You can do it by reducing or expanding.

- You can reduce
#2/4# by#2# :

- You can expand
#1/2# by#2# :

If you already have the same denominators you have to add (subtract) the numerators:

Mar 3, 2018

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