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Add 9/12 and 2/5

9/12 + 2/5 is 23/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 5 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    9/12 = 9 × 5/12 × 5 = 45/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    2/5 = 2 × 12/5 × 12 = 24/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/60 + 24/60 = 45 + 24/60 = 69/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/20
  6. In mixed form: 13/20

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