Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 2/3 and 8/5

1st number: 2/3, 2nd number: 1 3/5

2/3 + 8/5 is 34/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 5 = 15,
    2/3 = 2 × 5/3 × 5 = 10/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    8/5 = 8 × 3/5 × 3 = 24/15
  4. Add the two fractions:
    10/15 + 24/15 = 10 + 24/15 = 34/15
  5. In mixed form: 24/15

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com