# What is #1/3+ 3/4+ 1/2#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

To add proper fractions, we need to first make their denominator identical. This can be done in one step, but to demonstrate, we will add the fractions one by one.

First, we add

#1/3 + 3/4 = (1xx4)/(3xx4) + (3xx3)/(4xx3)#

#= 4/12 + 9/12#

#= (4+9)/12#

#= 13/12#

Next, we add

It is easier to deal with smaller numbers, so we use 12 instead of 24.

#13/12 + 1/2 = 13/12 + (1xx6)/(2xx6)#

#= 13/12 + 6/12#

#= (13 + 6)/12#

#= 19/12#

Therefore,

#1/3 + 3/4 + 1/2 = 19/12#