How do you simplify #1/3+1/4#?

1 Answer
Nov 23, 2016

Answer:

#7/12#

Explanation:

To add two fractions you must first have them represented with common denominators. In this case the Lowest Common Denominator (LCD) is #12#.

Therefore we must multiply each fraction by the necessary form of #1# to ensure the denominator is #12#:

#(4/4 * 1/3) + (3/3 * 1/4) => 4/12 + 3/12#

We can now add the fractions:

#4/12 + 3/12 => (4 + 3)/12 => 7/12#