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Add 36/20 and 20/9

1st number: 1 16/20, 2nd number: 2 2/9

36/20 + 20/9 is 181/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 9 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    36/20 = 36 × 9/20 × 9 = 324/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    20/9 = 20 × 20/9 × 20 = 400/180
  4. Add the two fractions:
    324/180 + 400/180 = 324 + 400/180 = 724/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 181/45
  6. In mixed form: 41/45

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