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What is 1/3 + 4/12

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This is a fraction i need to know
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When it comes to addition operations of fractions, one must always ensure that the fractions are written with the same denominators. In the case of the fractions 1/3 and 4/12, we can see that the common denominator could be 3, 6 or 12. Therefore, to add the fractions, we can simply convert the fractions into the same denominator as follows for the 3 cases,

1 / 3 + 4 / 12 = 1 / 3 + (4 / 4) / (12 / 4) = 1 / 3 + 1 / 3 = 2 / 3 [ Common denominator of 3 ]

1 / 3 + 4 / 12 = (1 * 2) / (3 * 2) + (4 / 2) / (12 / 2) = 2 / 6 + 2 / 6 = 4 / 6 = 2 / 3 [ Common denominator of 6 ]

1 / 3 + 4 / 12 = (1 * 4) / (3 * 4) + 4 / 12 = 4 / 12 + 4 / 12 = 8 / 12 = 2 / 3 [ Common denominator of 12 ]

As can be seen, 1/3 + 4/12, simplified is simply 2/3. Of course there are an infinite number of common denominators that may be found to the two fractions, but for simplicity of calculations one normally always chooses the smallest common denominator.

I hope this answers your question and allows you to more easily perform addition operations of fractions in the future. Good luck!

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In order to add two fractions, they must both have the same denominator (that is the number on the bottom of the fraction. In this case we can reduce the fraction 4/12 because both 4 and 12 can be divided by the number 4. When we do this the fraction 4/12 becomes 1/3. Now understand we did not change the value of 4/12 because 1/3 equals 4/12, they are the same amount.

Now we can add 1/3 + 1/3 to get 2/3 as your answer.

Another way to do this is to change the fraction 1/3 into an equal fraction that has 12 as the denominator. We do this by multiplying it times 4/4 (4/4 equals 1, so we are actually multiplying it times 1) 1/3 times 4/4 equals 4/12. Now we can add 4/12 + 4/12 to get 8/12, and 8/12 will reduce down to give us the same answer as before, 2/3.

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The fraction 4/12 can be simplified to 1/3 so your equation 1/3 + 4/12 is the same as saying 1/3 + 1/3.
And 1/3 + 1/3 = 2/3.

Another way to do this is to find a common denominator, which is 12.
So, 1/3 + 4/12 = 4/12 + 4/12 = 8/12.
And the fraction 8/12 can be reduced to 2/3.

Hope this helps.

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The fraction 4/12 can be simplified to 1/3 so your equation 1/3 + 4/12 is the same as saying 1/3 + 1/3.
And 1/3 + 1/3 = 2/3.

Another way to do this is to find a common denominator, which is 12.
So, 1/3 + 4/12 = 4/12 + 4/12 = 8/12.
And the fraction 8/12 can be reduced to 2/3.

Hope this helps.

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I repeat this is a fraction!

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The answer is 2/3.

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