# 1/2 plus 1/3 as a fraction 1/2 + 1/3 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 1/2 plus 1/3 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

1/2+1/3 equals to
1/2 + 1/3 = (?)
1/2 + 1/3 = [(1 x 3) + (1 x 2)]/(2 x 3)
= (3 + 2)/6
= 5/6
1/2 + 1/3 = 5/6
1/2 plus 1/3 is equal to 5/6

where
1/2 is a fraction as an addend,
1/3 is a fraction as an addend,
5/6 is the sum of 1/2 and 1/3.

1/2 plus 1/3 as a decimal
1/2 + 1/3 = 5/6
5/6 = 0.8333
1/2+1/3 as a decimal is 0.8333
where
0.8333 is the sum of 1/2 and 1/3.

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## How-to: 1/2 + 1/3 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 1/2 plus 1/3 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 1/2 plus 1/3 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/2
Fraction B: 1/3

What to be found?
1/2+1/3 = ?
Find what's the sum of 1/2 and 1/3.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 1/2 and 1/3 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction addition. Since the denominators of given fractions 1/2 and 1/3 are not equal, it is said to be unlike fractions addition.

step 3For unlike fractions addition, find the LCM (least common multiple) of both denominators of fractions 1/2 and 1/3:
The LCM of 2 and 3 is 6.

step 4 Write the fractions 1/2 and 1/3 in the addition expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=1/2+1/3
=(1 x 6)/(2 x 6)+(1 x 6)/(3 x 6)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=3/6+2/6

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/6 x (3/1+2/1)
=1/6 x (3 + 2)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/6 x 5
=5/6
1/2+1/3=5/6

Hence,
1/2 plus 1/3 equals to 5/6 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/2
Fraction B: 1/3

What to be found?
1/2+1/3 = ?
Find what's the sum of 1/2 and 1/3.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (1 x 3), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 2), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (2 x 3) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (1 x 3) + (1 x 2)/(2 x 3)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (3 + 2)/6
1/2+1/3 = 5/6
Hence,
1/2 plus 1/3 = 5/6 