well i cant figure out this answer and im basically simplifying these fractions
2 - -3
3 5
This is equal to:
2 + 3
3 5
3 5
1. Find the Lowest common Denominator (LCD) of 3 and 5
i.e find the smallest number that can be divided by both 3 and 5.
LCD of 3, and 5 is 15.
2. Rewrite the equivalent fractions with the new denominator of 15
Remember whatever is done to the denominator of each fraction
must be done to its numerator also.
2(5) + 3(3) = 10 + 9
3(5) 5(3) 15 15
3. Add the fractions
Since their denominators are the same, simply add the numerators.
19 = 1 4/15
15
Remember that your final answer must be in its simplest form.