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    Fractions

    Solve 2/3 + 4/6
    Last edited by Shae2007; July 26th 2005 at 11:07 AM. Reason: Urgent
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    Fractions

    1. Make the denominators (bottoms) equal:
    2/3 + 4/6
    The denominator '3' goes into the denominator '6' 2 times, so multiply the 2/3 by 2/2 which gives you 4/6 (2 times 2=4, 2 times 3=6). The result is you have:
    4/6 + 4/6

    2. Now that the denominators are equal, you can add the numerators (tops), so 4+4=8. The result is:
    8/6
    or 1 and 1/3
    or 4/3

    I always liked to check my work using a calculator. If you have one, then you can check to see that 8 divided by 6 gives the same answer as 4 divided by 3. You can also use the calculator to actually check 2/3 + 4/6 by entering:
    2 divided by 3 (which = .66666667)
    4 divided by 6 (which = .66666667) they're the same because 2/3=4/6!
    Add them together on the calculator and you get 1.33333333 which is the same as 4/3!
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