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What is 5/9 + 10/11?

What is 5/9 + 10/11?

Here's how to add

5
9
+
10
11

Step 1

Can you add yet? Nope! The denominators don't match. We need a common denominator. So next we take both denominators and multiply them. Next, take each numerator and multiply it by the denominator of the other term.

So, we multiply 5 by 11, and get 55, then we multiply 9 by 11 and get 99.

5/9 times 11

Now for the second term. You multiply 10 by 9, and get 90, then multiply 9 by 11 and get 99.

10/11 times 9

We now have a new problem, that looks like this:

55
99
+
90
99

Step 2

Since our denominators match, we can add the numerators.

55 + 90 = 145

Answer:

145
99

Step 3

Now, do we need to simplify this fraction?

First, we attempt to divide it by 2...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 3...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 5...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 7...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 11...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 13...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 17...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 19...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 23...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 29...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 31...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 37...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 41...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 43...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 47...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 53...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 59...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 61...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 67...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 71...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 73...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 79...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 83...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 89...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 97...

No good. So next you try the next prime number, which is 101...

No good. 101 is larger than 99. So we're done reducing.

And we're done! Here's the final answer to 5/9 + 10/11

5
9
+
10
11
=
145
99
© 2014 Randy Tayler

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