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

Aug 5, 2016

Find a common denominator, then add.

#### Explanation:

To find a common denominator, we need to find the LCM, or least common multiple, between the two denominators. In our case, the LCM is $6$ because $3 \cdot 2 = 6$ and $6 \cdot 1 = 6$. Our expression now reads:

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

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