[latex]\frac{9}{16} + \frac{1}{2} = \frac{9}{16} + \frac{1\times 8}{2\times 8} = \frac{9}{16} + \frac{8}{16} = \frac{9+8}{16} = \frac{17}{16} = \huge{\boxed{1\frac{1}{16}}}[/latex]

9/16 + 1/2 = First find the lcm of both denominators 16 2 32 4 48 6 8 10 12 14 16 You choose the lowest one that 16 and 2 will divide into = 16. 1/2 = 8/16. So your sum is 9/16 + 8/16 = 17/16 You simplify this fraction to become 1 1/16.