Here's how we add


Step 1Since our denominators match, we can add the numerators. 5 + 1 = 6 This yields the answer


Step 2The 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:
Let's try dividing by that again... Nope! So now we try the next greatest prime number, 3... Are both the numerator and the denominator evenly divisible by 3? Yes! So we reduce it:
Let's try dividing by that again... No good. 3 is larger than 1. So we're done reducing. There you have it! Here's the final answer to 5/6 + 1/6
