# How to Add Fractions Step by Step Tutorial

Short tutorial where you can learn how to add fractions. Adding fractions explained with simple steps.

## Adding Fractions

Fraction represents the part of the whole. It defines how many parts are there for a certain size. Fraction holds the integer numerator above the line and non Zero integer numerator below the line. For instance, 3/4, Here in the example, 3 is the numerator and 4 is the denominator. Numerator represents the number of equal parts and denominator represents how many of the parts make up a whole. Learn how to add fractions from this simple step by step tutorial.

Adding fractions follows three important things.

→Make sure the bottom numbers (denominator) are same.

→Add the top numbers (numerator).

→If can, simplify the fraction.

**Adding Fractions when Denominator are Same**

The given example shows you a clear idea of how to add fraction with like denominators.

**Example:**

Add the following fractions

6/2 + 8/2

**Step 1: **

Here the bottom numbers or denominators are same.

**Step 2: **Here the denominator value is same. So its easy to add the fractions.

**6/2 + 8/2 = 14/2**

Further the fraction can be simplified/reduced.

14/2 = **7/1**

The** **addition fraction of 6/2 + 8/2 is** 7**.

**Adding Fractions** when Denominator are not Same:

The below given example illustrate how to add fractions with unlike denominators.

**Example:** Consider doing addition for the two fraction values, 4/3 + 1/6

**Step **1:

Here the bottom numbers/denominators are not same.

**Step 2: **We have to make it same before performing the addition. To do so, we just need to multiply the denominators. Here the first denominator is 3 and other one is 6. We can make it same by multiplying 2 with the first denominator.

4/3 + 1/6 = 4 x 2/3 x 2 + 1/6

= 8/6+1/6

**=9/6**

This can be further simplified as 3/2.

Here the addition fraction of 4/3 + 1/6 is **3/2**

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