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Add 20/9 and 12/16

1st number: 2 2/9, 2nd number: 12/16

20/9 + 12/16 is 107/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    20/9 = 20 × 16/9 × 16 = 320/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    12/16 = 12 × 9/16 × 9 = 108/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    320/144 + 108/144 = 320 + 108/144 = 428/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 107/36
  6. In mixed form: 235/36

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