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# How would you add 3/11 and 4/11?

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Nella Morissette

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Hello! That's an excellent question!

1. Make sure the bottom numbers (the denominators) are the same.
2. Add the top numbers (the numerators), put that answer over the denominator.
3. Step 3: Simplify the fraction (if needed)

In this instance the answer would be 7/11!

I hope that helps!

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Yusuf Akbulut

3/11+4/11=7/11 You can just sum up the numerators since the denumerators are the same.

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Rashed Hashmat

The denominator stays the same as they're both 11, you add the top (3+4) which equals 7, the final answer is 7/11.

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Draw a rectangle with eleven sections. Colour in three elevenths. Now colour in another four elevenths. How many elevenths are coloured in?

Now how do you write the answer?

Look at the answer relative to the numbers to see what happens to the numerators and denominators.

Do you think you can do future questions without the need to draw rectangles?

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James D Verified Sherpa Tutor ✓

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We would add the numerators (the top numbers of both fractions) together: 3 + 4 = 7.

When adding and subtracting fractions, we keep the denominators (the bottom numbers of both fractions) the same, so this stays as 11.

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Maya Sihra

If the denominators (bottom numbers) are the same, as they are in the question, you can simply add the numerators (top numbers).

If the denominators were different, you would have to convert them to the same number, then add the numerators, then simplify if possible.

Hope this helps!

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Nishanthini Kumar

3/11 + 4/11= 3+4/11 = 7/11

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Manpreet Kaur

As the denominator is same in both the fraction, you don't need to take LCM. We can straight away add both the numerators and then write the denominator.

=3+4/11

=7/11

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