Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 50/45 and 20/18

1st number: 1 5/45, 2nd number: 1 2/18

50/45 + 20/18 is 20/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    50/45 = 50 × 2/45 × 2 = 100/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    20/18 = 20 × 5/18 × 5 = 100/90
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/90 + 100/90 = 100 + 100/90 = 200/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 20/9
  6. In mixed form: 22/9

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com