# 1/4 plus 3/12 as a fraction 1/4 + 3/12 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 1/4 plus 3/12 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

1/4+3/12 equals to
1/4 + 3/12 = (?)
1/4 + 3/12 = [(1 x 12) + (3 x 4)]/(4 x 12)
= (12 + 12)/48
= 24/48
= (24 x 1)/(24 x 2)
= 1/2
1/4 + 3/12 = 1/2
1/4 plus 3/12 is equal to 1/2

where
1/4 is a fraction as an addend,
3/12 is a fraction as an addend,
1/2 is the sum of 1/4 and 3/12.

1/4 plus 3/12 as a decimal
1/4 + 3/12 = 1/2
1/2 = 0.5
1/4+3/12 as a decimal is 0.5
where
0.5 is the sum of 1/4 and 3/12.

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## How-to: 1/4 + 3/12 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 1/4 plus 3/12 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 1/4 plus 3/12 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/4
Fraction B: 3/12

What to be found?
1/4+3/12 = ?
Find what's the sum of 1/4 and 3/12.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 1/4 and 3/12 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction addition. Since the denominators of given fractions 1/4 and 3/12 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 1/4 and 3/12:
The LCM of 4 and 12 is 12.

step 4 Write the fractions 1/4 and 3/12 in the addition expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=1/4+3/12
=(1 x 12)/(4 x 12)+(3 x 12)/(12 x 12)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=3/12+3/12

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/12 x (3/1+3/1)
=1/12 x (3 + 3)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/12 x 6
= 6/12
=1/2
1/4+3/12=1/2

Hence,
1/4 plus 3/12 equals to 1/2 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/4
Fraction B: 3/12

What to be found?
1/4+3/12 = ?
Find what's the sum of 1/4 and 3/12.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (1 x 12), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (3 x 4), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (4 x 12) and rewrite the equation as like the 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
Hence,
1/4 plus 3/12 = 1/2 