Adding Fractions

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Adding fractions is a way to find the total amount when you have two or more parts. Imagine you have two pizzas and you want to find out how much pizza you have in total.

To add fractions, you need to make sure that the denominators (bottom numbers) are the same. If they are not the same, you can find a common denominator by multiplying the numerators and denominators by the same number.

For example, let's say you have 1/2 of a pizza and 1/3 of a pizza. To add these two fractions, you need to find a common denominator, which is 6. So, you would multiply both the numerator and denominator of 1/2 by 3, and both the numerator and denominator of 1/3 by 2, to get 3/6 and 2/6.

Now that you have the same denominator, you can add the numerators to find the total amount:

36+26=56\dfrac{3}{6} + \dfrac{2}{6} = \dfrac{5}{6}

So, you have 5/6 of a pizza in total, which is a little more than half a pizza.

Adding fractions is an important part of mathematics, and it is used in many different ways to find totals and solve problems.

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