Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Add fractions

Add 16/12 and 56/36

1st number: 1 4/12, 2nd number: 1 20/36

16/12 + 56/36 is 26/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    16/12 = 16 × 3/12 × 3 = 48/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    56/36 = 56 × 1/36 × 1 = 56/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/36 + 56/36 = 48 + 56/36 = 104/36
  5. 104/36 simplified gives 26/9
  6. So, 16/12 + 56/36 = 26/9
    In mixed form: 28/9

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com