 Lesson 3-5 Example 2 3-5 Example 2 1.Write the prime factorization of each denominator. 9 33 12 34 × 22 × ×

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Lesson 3-5 Example 2 3-5 Example 2 1.Write the prime factorization of each denominator. 9 33 12 34 × 22 × ×

Lesson 3-5 Example 2 3-5 Example 2 2.Identify all common prime factors. 9 = 3 ● 3 12 = 2 ● 3 ● 3

Lesson 3-5 Example 2 3-5 Example 2 3.Find the product of the prime factors using each common prime factor once and any remaining factors. The LCD is 2 ● 2 ● 3 ● 3 = 36.

Lesson 3-5 Example 2 3-5 Example 2 4.Rename each fraction using 36 as the denominator.

Lesson 3-5 Example 2 3-5 Example 2 5.Add the like fractions.

Lesson 3-5 Example 2 3-5 Example 2 6.Write the answer in simplest form.

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