Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 2/12 and 9/16

2/12 + 9/16 is 35/48.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    2/12 = 2 × 4/12 × 4 = 8/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    9/16 = 9 × 3/16 × 3 = 27/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/48 + 27/48 = 8 + 27/48 = 35/48

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com