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Add 15/8 and 27/16

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 1 11/16

15/8 + 27/16 is 57/16.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 2 = 16,
    15/8 = 15 × 2/8 × 2 = 30/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    27/16 = 27 × 1/16 × 1 = 27/16
  4. Add the two fractions:
    30/16 + 27/16 = 30 + 27/16 = 57/16
  5. In mixed form: 39/16

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