Remember that given a fraction, such as , the top number is the numerator (namely 1) and the bottom number is the denominator (namely 2)

Example 1:

Whenever you add fractions with like denominators, you add the numerators to create the answer numerator, and use the same denominator as the answer denominator.

Example 2:

Whenever you add fractions with like denominators, you add the numerators to create the answer numerator, and use the same denominator as the answer denominator.