How do you simplify #2/9 + 1/2#?
To simplify these fractions, you first need a common denominator. We can use the LCM of
Finally add your fractions together:
Firstly, you have to find the least common denominator between the two fractions. The lcd is 18 since 9 can be multiplied by 2 to get 18, and 2 can be multiplied by 9 to get 18. You must then multiply the numerator by the number you multiplied the denominator of the same fraction. Doing this you get:
This cannot be reduced any further, therefore