Here's how to add


Step 1Since our denominators match, we can add the numerators. 1 + 3 = 4 Now we have an answer.


Step 2Last of all, we need to simplify the fraction, if possible. Can it be reduced to a simpler fraction? To find out, we try dividing it by 2... Are both the numerator and the denominator evenly divisible by 2? Yes! So we reduce it:
Now, try the same number again. Are both the numerator and the denominator evenly divisible by 2? Yes! So we reduce it:
Now, try the same number again. No good. 2 is larger than 1. So we're done reducing. Congratulations! Here's your final answer to 1/12 + 3/12
