# How do you simplify #1/4 + 1/5#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

To simplify

Rewrite each fraction so they have the same denominator.

#### Explanation:

**Least Common Multiple (LCM) Route:**

Multiples of 4 are 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28

Multiples of 5 are 5, 10 ,15, 20, 25, 30

The Smallest Multiple that 4 and 5 have in common is 20.

Change

Change

Now Add the 2 new fractions together and simplify if possible:

**Cross Multiply Route:**

Remember to always Simplify if possible.