Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 15/2 and 18/24

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 18/24

15/2 + 18/24 is 33/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,
    15/2 = 15 × 12/2 × 12 = 180/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    18/24 = 18 × 1/24 × 1 = 18/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/24 + 18/24 = 180 + 18/24 = 198/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/4
  6. In mixed form: 81/4

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com