How do you simplify #3/8+1/6#?

1 Answer
Nov 23, 2016

Answer:

#13/24#

Explanation:

To add fractions you need to get have each fraction have a common denominator. In this case #24# is a common denominator for eight's and sixth's.

First, multiple each fraction by the necessary for of #1# for them to have a denominator of #24#. We can do this because multiplying by one does not change the value of the fraction:

#3/8 + 1/6 => (3/3 * 3/8) + (4/4 * 1/6) => 9/24 + 4/24 => (9 + 4)/24 => 13/24#