# How do you work out: 1/2 + 5/6 litres?

Dec 15, 2016

The total is $1 \frac{1}{3}$ litres.

#### Explanation:

Consider the total as $x$.

$x = \frac{1}{2} + \frac{5}{6}$

Find the common denominator. $\frac{1}{2}$ is the same as $\frac{3}{6}$.

$x = \frac{3}{6} + \frac{5}{6}$

$x = \frac{3 + 5}{6}$

$x = \frac{8}{6}$

$x = 1 \frac{2}{6}$

$x = 1 \frac{1 \cancel{2}}{3 \cancel{6}}$

$x = 1 \frac{1}{3}$