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Now we need to make our denominators match.
Since 3 is evenly divided by 6, we can multiply just one term to get a common denominator.
Multiply 1 by 2, and get 2, then we multiply 3 by 2 and get 6.
So now our fractions look like this:
Since our denominators match, we can add the numerators.
2 + 2 = 4
Now we have an answer.
Last 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:
Let's try dividing by that again...
Nope! So now we try the next greatest prime number, 3...
No good. 3 is larger than 2. So we're done reducing.
There you have it! Here's the final answer to 1/3 + 2/6