This is actually a rather tricky one to work out. It is possible to do, though. In order to get the answer for 1/2 plus 1/3 you will need to start with the bottom numbers and find a number that both two and three fits into. The bottom number will be changed to a six and the top number will be changed by the same number. Once you have completed the calculations on the 1/2 the fraction will then become 3/6. The other fraction will change in a very similar way and it will then become 2/6.
Now that the fractions have been changed the sum has now become 3/6 plus 2/6. This will mean that the answer is 5/6.
Once you know how to do these sums it is actually quite an easy thing to work out as long as you take your time and work through it sensibly.
You will need to follow the process from the first stage right through. The first part of the process is to work with the last common multiple of the denominators. These are the numbers on the bottoms of the fractions. Once you have worked this part out you then need to multiply the top number by the same value as that used for the bottom. Hopefully, these sums will be a bit clearer to you. They really are very easy when you are aware of what you actually have to do.
When these sums are worked out in a logical order they are actually very easy to get the sum worked out. In order to be able to calculate this type of sum you will need to be able to do your times tables so that you can work out the new parts that make up the fractions for the sum.
1. Find the LCM of the two denominators
The LCM (Least Common Multiple) of 2 and 3 is 6
2. Then, for 1/2, multiply the top and bottom by 3
For 1/3, multiply the top and bottom by 2
Note: You are just changing the number into different forms.
(This is equivelant to doing 1/3*6/6 and 1/2*6/6) 6/6 is simply 1 (6/6 means 6 divided by 6)
3. Finally just add the numerators together: 3/6+2/6=5/6
If you want to add 1/2 and 1/3, the process is quite easy and the total you will get at the end of the process is equal to 5/6.
The process you need to follow is quite simple and first of all you need to take the least common multiple of both the denominators and which stands at six and then you will have to divide the result by two and then multiply it by nominator one. The result is three.
The next step would be to again recur the process with the next denominator three also and in this case the result will be two. Now you just have to add both the nominators which give you the result five and also you have the end result 5/6.
The answer is equal to 5/6.
1/2 = 0,5
1/3 = 0,3
1/2+1/3 = 0,5+0,3 = 0,8
0,8 = 4*0,2
4*0,2 = 4*1/5 = 4/5
1/2+1/3 = 4/5
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