# What is 1/4 + 3/12? getcalc.com's two fractions addition calculator is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for sum of two fractional numbers with different, unequal or unlike denominators 1/4 and 3/12.

1/4 + 3/12 = 6/12 as simplified as 1/2 in fraction form

1/4 + 3/12 = 0.5 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information for adding 1/4 and 3/12 may help students, teachers, parents or professionals to learn, teach, practice or verify such two fractions addition calculations efficiently.

## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 1/4+3/12?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find the equivalent fraction between 1/4 and 3/12 by adding two fractions with different, unequal or unlike denominators. The sum in fraction form for 1/4 plus 3/12 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 1/4 plus 3/12 as a fraction by addition using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
1/4 & 3/12
1/4+3/12 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 4 and 12 is 12.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(1 x 12)/(4 x 12)+(3 x 12)/(12 x 12)
=3/12+3/12
=(3 + 3)/12

step 4 Add both numerator and rewrite it in a single form.
= 6/12
=1/2
1/4+3/12=1/2

By using LCM method, 1/2 is the equivalent fraction by adding 1/4 and 3/12.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
1/4 & 3/12
1/4 + 3/12 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (1 x 12) + (3 x 4)/(4 x 12)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (12 + 12)/48
= 24/48
= 1/2
1/4+3/12 = 1/2
By using cross multiplication method, 1/2 is the addition between two fractions 1/4 and 3/12. 