This is how we add
Since our denominators match, we can add the numerators.
1 + 1 = 2
This yields the answer
The last step is to reduce the fraction if we can.
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.
No good. 2 is larger than 1. So we're done reducing.
Congratulations! Here's your final answer to 1/4 + 1/4