How do you simplify #1/3 + 5/12#?

1 Answer
Apr 22, 2018

Answer:

#3/4#

Explanation:

Firstly make both denominators the same:
We know that you can multiply 3 by 4 to get 12,
What you do to the bottom number, you must also do to the top number:

#1/3 *4/4 = 4/12#

So now we have:

#4/12+5/12# which equals #9/12#

We can simplify #9/12# as both numerator and denominator are divisible by 3:

#=3/4#