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Add 18/28 and 42/8

1st number: 18/28, 2nd number: 5 2/8

18/28 + 42/8 is 165/28.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 2 = 56,
    18/28 = 18 × 2/28 × 2 = 36/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    42/8 = 42 × 7/8 × 7 = 294/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/56 + 294/56 = 36 + 294/56 = 330/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 165/28
  6. In mixed form: 525/28

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