Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.1 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions - 3.1 Execises: 9

Answer

$\frac{1}{2}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{1}{4}$ + $\frac{1}{4}$ = $\frac{1 + 1}{4}$ = $\frac{2}{4}$ Add the numerators $2$ is the sum of the numerators $4$ is the same denominator $\frac{2}{4}$ is not in lowest terms. Write $\frac{2}{4}$ in lowest terms $\frac{2}{4}$ = $\frac{2\div2}{4\div2}$ = $\frac{1}{2}$
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