Two fractions can be added if they have common denominators. While adding fractions, we need to add the numerators. If the denominators are different, we can still add them by converting the denominators of the two fractions into a common denominator.

Adding Fractions with like Denominators

Step 1: Add the numerators and put them over denominator.

Step 2: If necessary, simplify the fraction into simplest form.

                      Adding Fractions Like Denominator

Adding Fractions with unlike Denominators

Step 1: Multiply numerator of each fraction with the denominator of other fraction. Then, add them. It will give the numerator of the resultant. 

Step 2: Multiply denominators of both the fractions together, which will give the denominator of the resultant. 

Step 3: Simplify the fraction.

                      Adding Fractions Unlike Denominator