# How do you simplify #2/3 + 1/6 #?

##### 2 Answers

Jul 26, 2017

#### Explanation:

#"before we can add the fractions we require them to have"#

#"a "color(blue)"common denominator"#

#"the lowest common multiple (LCM) of 6 and 3 is 6"#

#rArr2/3=2/3xx2/2=4/6#

#rArr2/3+1/6=4/6+1/6=5/6#

Jul 26, 2017

#### Explanation:

First, to really simplify things, we need a LCM of teh denominators.