any tips on adding/multiplying fractions?

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  • adding fractions
    Make sure bottom numbers are the same

    Add the top numbers (numerators) put the answer over the denominator

    Simplify fraction (if possible)
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    Step-by-step explanation:

    if you're just wondering How to, then here you are. in order to add fractions, you first must make sure your two fractions in the equation have like denominators (if youre unsure, the bottom number in a fraction), so they just need to be the same before you can add them. Take 1/2 + 2/3 for example, both 2 and 3 can go into 6, so you can make them both fractions of 6. in order to change the bottom part of the fraction, you need to change the top part too. in the case of 1/2, you will multiply the 2 by 3, so also multiply the 1 by 3. then you have 3/6. for 2/3 you will multiply the 3 by 2, so you must also multiply the 2 by 2, you will get 4/6. Now we have 3/6 + 4/6. Do not change the denominator and simply add across the top. Now you'll have 7/6, or 1 1/6. Multiplying fractions is much much simpler. The denominators don't need to be the same, so you just multiply straight across. Multiply first numerator by second numerator, and first denominator by second denominator. using the 1/2 and 2/3 example again, you have 1/2 * 2/3. so you'll first multiply 1 * 2, and make that the numerator. You have 2/-. Then the same with the denominator, 2 * 3, giving you 2/6. (Or, you can simplify to 1/3.) hope this helps, let me know if you have more questions. :)