# Adding fractions

When working with fractions you must know what a numerator and denominator is.

### Numerator

A numerator is a number that is used to represent part of a whole. The number can be found above the line or on top in a fraction which shows how many parts are indicated by the denominator are taken. For example: 3 in 3/6 as shown in the diagram above. Here you can find the [/caption]### Denominator

The denominator is the figure below the numerator in a fraction. Very simply the number at the bottom in any fraction. Adding fractions is a very easy task if you have some background in maths or know a little about maths. When adding like fractions such as the one below, fractions which have the same denominator you simply add the top numerators and then write the fractions with the numerators addition over the denominator of the two fractions. You don’t add the denominator you simply add the numerators only.## Example

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