# What is 1/4 + 1/6 ?

$\frac{1}{4} + \frac{1}{6} = \frac{5}{12}$
To add fractions together, you first need to give them the same denominator. In our example, we can express $\frac{1}{4}$ as $\frac{3}{12}$ and $\frac{1}{6}$ as $\frac{2}{12}$. Then you can add the numerators...
$\frac{1}{4} + \frac{1}{6} = \frac{3 \cdot 1}{3 \cdot 4} + \frac{2 \cdot 1}{2 \cdot 6} = \frac{3}{12} + \frac{2}{12} = \frac{3 + 2}{12} = \frac{5}{12}$