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To add these two fractions you need to find a common denominator. If you multiply the numerator and denominator of the first fraction by x then it will have a denominator of 3x, the same denominator as the second fraction. Thus
Now look at the denominator of the original fraction
Find a common denominator and add the two fractions. Put the original problem back together and simplify. I hope this helps,  


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