Posted by **help** on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:08pm.

1/3 + 1/6 =

simplify it later

i need explanation of how you get this for example 3/4 + 1/8 =

3/4=6/8

6/8 + 1/8= 7/8

how did they get 6/8 im confused thanks for helping and please.

- mathematics -
**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:17pm
3/4 = 6/8

Imagine a pizza that you cut into fourths. You decide the pieces are too big, so you cut each piece in half. You now have 8 pieces. Your friends eat 6 of the 8 pieces -- which is 3/4 of the pizza.

To do it mathematically --

To change 3/4 so that it has 8 as a denominator, divide 8 by 4 = 2

2 * 3 = 6

This site explains it with excellent graphics.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_addition.html

Now, let's see if you can do this one: 1/3 + 1/6 =

I'll be glad to check your work.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Algebra! I really need help! - r=radical sign r64s^4t^3 Simplify the expression...
- Math - how do i simplify -9/2x^-3/2??? please help i dun need a answer necessary...
- Algebra - Please help! I need to simplify this and am confused. (sqrt5 a^7/2)^4 ...
- decimals - Can you explain and give me an example of how to divide decimals ...
- MATH Is there no one who can helpp??????? - how do i simplify -9/2x^-3/2??? ...
- math help - Thank you for helping me with the last problem Reiny and Bosnian. ...
- 061689 bussines accounting and you - All i need detail how to do it i watch ...
- math - Simplify the expression 6x x 2x^3 x 3x^2y^2/3x^3 x x^4y. I'm confused. ...
- Math - Please simplify: Very confused, have many problems like this and need ...
- Distributive property - How would I multiply these expression? 6(h-4) -3(x+8) -...

More Related Questions