Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 3/12 and 40/9

1st number: 3/12, 2nd number: 4 4/9

3/12 + 40/9 is 169/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    3/12 = 3 × 3/12 × 3 = 9/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    40/9 = 40 × 4/9 × 4 = 160/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    9/36 + 160/36 = 9 + 160/36 = 169/36
  5. In mixed form: 425/36

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com