A fraction is made up of an integer numerator (the top number) and a non-zero integer denominator (the bottom number) and represents a part of a whole.
Find $\frac{7}{12} + \frac{1}{12}$.
Step1:
Add numerators and keep the denominator the same
$\frac{7 + 1}{12}$
Step2:
Simplify the answer
$\frac{7 + 1}{12} = \frac{8}{12} = \frac{2}{3}$
Answer:$\frac{2}{3}$
Find: $\frac{2}{3} + \frac{1}{5}$.
Step1:
Since the denominators are not alike, find a common denominator by multiplying them
3 x 5 = 15
Step2:
Rewrite each fraction using the common denominator (15)
$\frac{2 \times 5}{3 \times 5} = \frac{10}{15}$
$\frac{1 \times 3}{1 \times 3} = \frac{3}{15}$
Step3:
Add fractions by adding the numerators and keeping the denominator the same.
$\frac{10 + 3}{15} = \frac{13}{15}$
Answer: $\frac{2}{3} + \frac{1}{5} = \frac{13}{15}$