1. Find a common denominator by multiplying the denominators of the fractions together.
2. Convert both fractions so they have the same denominator.
4. Simplify the fraction, if possible.
5. For example, let’s add 1/4 and 3/8:
• The common denominator is 4 x 8 = 32.
• Convert 1/4 to 8/32 and 3/8 to 12/32.
• Add the numerators: 8 + 12 = 20.
• Simplify the fraction: 20/32 can be reduced by dividing both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, which is 4. This gives us 5/8.
So 1/4 + 3/8 = 5/8.

1. Find the least common multiple (LCM) of the denominators of the fractions.
2. Convert the fractions so that they all have the same denominator as the LCM.
3. Add the numerators of the fractions.
4. Simplify the resulting fraction by finding the greatest common divisor (GCD) of the numerator and denominator and dividing both by it.

For example, let’s say you want to add 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4. The LCM of the denominators is 12, so we need to convert the fractions to have a denominator of 12:

1/2 = 6/12

1/3 = 4/12

1/4 = 3/12

Now we can add the numerators:

6/12 + 4/12 + 3/12 = 13/12

Finally, we simplify the fraction by dividing both the numerator and denominator by their GCD, which is 1:

13/12 = 1 1/12