Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 12/20 and 28/12

1st number: 12/20, 2nd number: 2 4/12

12/20 + 28/12 is 44/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    12/20 = 12 × 3/20 × 3 = 36/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    28/12 = 28 × 5/12 × 5 = 140/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/60 + 140/60 = 36 + 140/60 = 176/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 44/15
  6. In mixed form: 214/15

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com