Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 5/2 and 6/9

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 6/9

5/2 + 6/9 is 19/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    5/2 = 5 × 9/2 × 9 = 45/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    6/9 = 6 × 2/9 × 2 = 12/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/18 + 12/18 = 45 + 12/18 = 57/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/6
  6. In mixed form: 31/6

Related:

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

© everydaycalculation.com