Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Add fractions

Add 30/36 and 81/16

1st number: 30/36, 2nd number: 5 1/16

30/36 + 81/16 is 283/48.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 4 = 144,
    30/36 = 30 × 4/36 × 4 = 120/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    81/16 = 81 × 9/16 × 9 = 729/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    120/144 + 729/144 = 120 + 729/144 = 849/144
  5. 849/144 simplified gives 283/48
  6. So, 30/36 + 81/16 = 283/48
    In mixed form: 543/48

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com