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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,
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.