Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 16/28 and 2/21

16/28 + 2/21 is 2/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 21 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    16/28 = 16 × 3/28 × 3 = 48/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 4 = 84,
    2/21 = 2 × 4/21 × 4 = 8/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/84 + 8/84 = 48 + 8/84 = 56/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/3

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com