What's 2/3 plus 1/6?

Nov 24, 2016

$\frac{5}{6}$ or 5/6

Explanation:

you can rewrite 2/3 plus 1/6 as:

$\frac{2}{3} + \frac{1}{6}$

To add fractions you need to have a common denominator (the bottom half of the fraction). In this case $6$ is a common denominator. To convert 2/3 we need to multiply it by the appropriate form of 1. We can multiply by 1 because 1 times anything does not change the value:

$\left(\frac{2}{2} \cdot \frac{2}{3}\right) + \frac{1}{6} \implies \frac{2 \cdot 2}{2 \cdot 3} + \frac{1}{6} \implies \frac{4}{6} + \frac{1}{6} \implies \frac{5}{6}$