It might help you to keep the following rule in mind: _ of a cup and _ of a cup is equal to 1 _ cups of whatever it is you are trying to measure. This is because two fractions of a single cup can only ever equate to less than two cups.

To work out exactly how many cups you will need in order to double your recipe, you will need to add the numerators from the two fractions together. In this case, it means adding 3 + 3, which equals 6, so now you have 6/4.

This is a vulgar fraction, since the fraction (numerator) side is greater than the whole (denominator). Use the following steps to solve this problem:

Cup measurements are most common in baking, where ingredients can easily be measured in cups and containers.

This method of measurement remains common and whilst not as exact as using defined parameters such as ounces, pounds and grams, it is still deployed in some recipes. This old concept is frequently used in many smaller kitchens where specific weight-based apparatus is not available.

**How Do I Add Together Fractions?**To work out exactly how many cups you will need in order to double your recipe, you will need to add the numerators from the two fractions together. In this case, it means adding 3 + 3, which equals 6, so now you have 6/4.

This is a vulgar fraction, since the fraction (numerator) side is greater than the whole (denominator). Use the following steps to solve this problem:

- Divide the numerator by the denominator - 6/4 = 1, with remainder 2
- This gives us one cup, and we place the remainder above the denominator - 2/4
- We now have 1 and 2/4, but we can pare down 2/4 to 1/2, since it represents the same proportion

**What Are Cup Measurements?**Cup measurements are most common in baking, where ingredients can easily be measured in cups and containers.

This method of measurement remains common and whilst not as exact as using defined parameters such as ounces, pounds and grams, it is still deployed in some recipes. This old concept is frequently used in many smaller kitchens where specific weight-based apparatus is not available.