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

$\frac{2}{3} + \frac{1}{6} = \frac{4}{6} + \frac{1}{6} = \frac{5}{6}$

#### Explanation:

When adding fractions, we need to make sure that the denominators are the same (if we use a pizza analogy, it's the denominator that tells us how big the pizza slices are and the numerator that tells us how many of those slices we have).

$\frac{2}{3} + \frac{1}{6}$

We can use a creative form of 1 to make the adjustment:

$\frac{2}{3} \left(1\right) + \frac{1}{6}$

$\frac{2}{3} \left(\frac{2}{2}\right) + \frac{1}{6}$

$\frac{4}{6} + \frac{1}{6} = \frac{5}{6}$