# What is 1/3 + 2/9?

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1/3 + 2/9 = 5/9 in fraction form

1/3 + 2/9 = 0.5556 in decimal form

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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 1/3+2/9?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find the equivalent fraction between 1/3 and 2/9 by adding two fractions with different, unequal or unlike denominators. The sum in fraction form for 1/3 plus 2/9 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below.

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem and Workout - LCM Method__

What is 1/3 plus 2/9 as a fraction by addition using LCM method?

step 1 Address *formula*, input parameters and values.

Input parameters and values:

1/3 & 2/9

1/3+2/9 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators

The LCM for 3 and 9 is 9.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator

=(1 x 9)/(3 x 9)+(2 x 9)/(9 x 9)

=3/9+2/9

=(3 + 2)/9

step 4 Add both numerator and rewrite it in a single form.

=5/9

1/3+2/9=5/9

By using LCM method, **5/9** is the equivalent fraction by adding 1/3 and 2/9.

__Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula and input values.

Input values:

1/3 & 2/9

1/3 + 2/9 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below

= (1 x 9) + (2 x 3)/(3 x 9)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction

= (9 + 6)/27

= 15/27

= 5/9

1/3+2/9 = 5/9

By using cross multiplication method, **5/9** is the addition between two fractions 1/3 and 2/9.