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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.

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    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.

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