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

Apr 22, 2018

$\frac{3}{4}$

#### 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:

$\frac{1}{3} \cdot \frac{4}{4} = \frac{4}{12}$

So now we have:

$\frac{4}{12} + \frac{5}{12}$ which equals $\frac{9}{12}$

We can simplify $\frac{9}{12}$ as both numerator and denominator are divisible by 3:

$= \frac{3}{4}$