# How do you simplify 6/16 + 1/4?

May 10, 2018

Find a common denominator add the numerators and divide out common factors.

#### Explanation:

A common denominator for 16 and 4 is 16 since $16 = 4 \times 4$

Change 1/4 to 4/16

$\frac{1}{4} \times \frac{4}{4} = \frac{4}{16}$

$\frac{\frac{10}{2}}{\frac{16}{2}} = \frac{5}{8}$