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Add 16/12 and 28/72

1st number: 1 4/12, 2nd number: 28/72

16/12 + 28/72 is 31/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 6 = 72,
    16/12 = 16 × 6/12 × 6 = 96/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    28/72 = 28 × 1/72 × 1 = 28/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    96/72 + 28/72 = 96 + 28/72 = 124/72
  5. 124/72 simplified gives 31/18
  6. So, 16/12 + 28/72 = 31/18
    In mixed form: 113/18

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