Step 1

Can you include yet? Nope! The denominators don"t match. We require a usual denominator. So following we take it both denominators and multiply them. Next, take it each numerator and multiply the by the denominator the the other term.

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So, us multiply 1 by 3, and also get 3, then we multiply 2 by 3 and also get 6.

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Now because that the second term. You multiply 1 through 2, and get 2, then multiply 2 through 3 and get 6.

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We now have actually a new problem, that looks like this:

3
6
+2
6

Step 2

Since our platform match, we can include the numerators.

3 + 2 = 5

That offers us the sum, i m sorry is

5
6

Step 3

Now, do we need to simplify this fraction?

First, us attempt to divide it by 2...

Nope. Shot the next prime number, 3...

Nope. Try the following prime number, 5...

Nope. Try the following prime number, 7...

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No good. 7 is larger than 5. For this reason we"re excellent reducing.

Congratulations! Here"s your final answer to 1/2 + 1/31
2
+1
3
=5
6

© 2014 Randy Tayler
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