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Add 10/5 and 12/9

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 1 3/9

10/5 + 12/9 is 10/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    10/5 = 10 × 9/5 × 9 = 90/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    12/9 = 12 × 5/9 × 5 = 60/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/45 + 60/45 = 90 + 60/45 = 150/45
  5. 150/45 simplified gives 10/3
  6. So, 10/5 + 12/9 = 10/3
    In mixed form: 31/3

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