**What does 1/3 plus 1/4 equal?**

Adding fractions is really very easy when you learn the method, but the thing to remember is before you add them they need to have the same bottom numbers (denominator)**Working it out**

To add 1/3 and 1/4 as fractions we need to find a common denominator (the bottom number) so we would times 3 by 4 which is of course 12

now that we have done this with the bottom we need to do the same with the top numbers - so we need to times the 1 (of the 1/3) by the 4 (the denominator/bottom number of 1/4) this is of course 4

so our 1/3 is now 4/12

now multiplying 1 (of the 1/4) by the 3 (the denominator/bottom number of 1/3) we get 3 of course.

so our 1/4 is now 3/12

we can now add 4/12 and 3/12 to get

**7/12**

As a decimal

As a decimal

if you wanted to figure it out as a decimal 1/4 is 0.25 and 1/3 is 0.33... Reoccurring (the 3 repeats for ever as the 1 is split by 3 endlessly) so rounding it to 0.33 and adding that to 0.25 we get **0.58 **

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