# Skills Handbook - Operations With Fractions - Exercises - Page 973: 2

1 1/6

#### Work Step by Step

First, you have to get a common denominator, which is 6, because 2 and 3 have a least common multiple of 6. Since you multiplied by 3 in the denominator of the first fraction, you also have to multiply the numerator by 3. So you get 3/6. Now you have to do the same thing to the other fraction, but this time, multiply by 2. You should get 4/6. Now that you have a common denominator, you just normally add. You will end up with 7/6. Now convert this to a mixed number, which gives you 1 1/6.

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