Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 20/5 and 12/16

1st number: 4 0/5, 2nd number: 12/16

20/5 + 12/16 is 19/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    20/5 = 20 × 16/5 × 16 = 320/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    12/16 = 12 × 5/16 × 5 = 60/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    320/80 + 60/80 = 320 + 60/80 = 380/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/4
  6. In mixed form: 43/4

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com