# what is the answer to 9/16 =1/2 =? add and simplify ?

• I’ll assume you meant

9/16 + 1/2 =

Find the least common denominator (LCD): 16

9/16 will remain the same denominator, so don’t touch that.

1/2 must multiply by 8 to obtain the denominator of 16.

What is multiplied by the denominator must also be multiplied by the numerator, so (1 x 8) / (2 x 8) = 8/16

Now, back to the original equation:

Now that the equation shares an LCD, Add up the two fractions.

9/16 + 8/16 = 17/6 (as an improper fraction)

Convert to mixed number if specified.

• When they say 9/16 equals half (1/2) – what they really mean is 9/16 TIMES half, OR half of 9/16. or 9/16 times "cut it in half" . Place 9 over the 16 + 1 over the 2. Two goes into 16 eight times, then eight times the 1 = 8. So now re-write it as 9 over 16 +8 over 16 (now both bottom numbers are talking the same language. Add across-wise. 9+8= 17, So now the top # is 17 and the bottom number is 16. Write it as 17 over 16 or 17/16. Now this equation is top heavy and cant stay that way. You can now see that 16 can climb up into 17 once plus a little bit left over. It goes into 17 one entire time (or whole time) with one little piecr left or 1/16 (keep bottom number the same/denominator. So now it is 1 and 1/16 or ONE whole with 1/16th

• 9/16 + 1/2

Find the lowest common denominator

• 1/2 by 8

= 8/16

Now you can add them both together since you have the same denominator

9/16 + 8/16 =

9+8 = 17

17/16 = 1 1/16

• ummm waht? 9/16 doesnt equal 1/2 soo I’m pretty confused