Could you provide examples from real-life scenarios where the addition of simple fractions is commonly applied?

Addition of simple fractions is commonly applied in various fields like cooking, construction, financial calculations, healthcare, and design for combining quantities. For example, in cooking, if one recipe calls for 1/4 cup of sugar and another calls for 1/3 cup, you would add 1/4 and 1/3 to find that you need a total of 7/12 cup of sugar.