# How do you simplify 2/7+1/2?

Mar 27, 2018

$\frac{11}{14}$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{2}{7} + \frac{1}{2}$

We need to get a common denominator. To do that, let's multiply both fractions by the other denominator (top and bottom)

$\frac{2}{2} \times \frac{2}{7} + \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{7}{7}$

multiply straight across

$\frac{4}{14} + \frac{7}{14}$

$\frac{4 + 7}{14}$
$\frac{11}{14}$