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Find the sum of the fractions
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$$\dfrac { 1 } { 2 } + \dfrac { 3 } { 4 }$$
$\dfrac { 5 } { 4 }$
Find the sum of the fractions
$\dfrac { 1 } { \color{#FF6800}{ 2 } } + \dfrac { 3 } { \color{#FF6800}{ 4 } }$
$ $ The smallest common multiple in denominator is $ 4$
$\dfrac { 1 } { \color{#FF6800}{ 2 } } + \dfrac { 3 } { \color{#FF6800}{ 4 } }$
$\dfrac { 1 } { 2 } + \dfrac { 3 } { 4 }$
$ $ Multiply the denominator and the numerator so that the denominator is the smallest common multiple $ $
$\dfrac { 1 \times \color{#FF6800}{ 2 } } { 2 \times \color{#FF6800}{ 2 } } + \dfrac { 3 } { 4 }$
$\color{#FF6800}{ \dfrac { \color{#FF6800}{ 1 } \color{#FF6800}{ \times } \color{#FF6800}{ 2 } } { \color{#FF6800}{ 2 } \color{#FF6800}{ \times } \color{#FF6800}{ 2 } } } \color{#FF6800}{ + } \color{#FF6800}{ \dfrac { \color{#FF6800}{ 3 } } { \color{#FF6800}{ 4 } } }$
$ $ Organize the expression $ $
$\color{#FF6800}{ \dfrac { \color{#FF6800}{ 2 } } { \color{#FF6800}{ 4 } } } \color{#FF6800}{ + } \color{#FF6800}{ \dfrac { \color{#FF6800}{ 3 } } { \color{#FF6800}{ 4 } } }$
$\color{#FF6800}{ \dfrac { \color{#FF6800}{ 2 } } { \color{#FF6800}{ 4 } } } \color{#FF6800}{ + } \color{#FF6800}{ \dfrac { \color{#FF6800}{ 3 } } { \color{#FF6800}{ 4 } } }$
$ $ Since the denominator is the same as $ 4 $ , combine the fractions into one $ $
$\color{#FF6800}{ \dfrac { \color{#FF6800}{ 2 } \color{#FF6800}{ + } \color{#FF6800}{ 3 } } { \color{#FF6800}{ 4 } } }$
$\dfrac { \color{#FF6800}{ 2 } \color{#FF6800}{ + } \color{#FF6800}{ 3 } } { 4 }$
$ $ Add $ 2 $ and $ 3$
$\dfrac { \color{#FF6800}{ 5 } } { 4 }$
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