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Add 18/56 and 21/4

1st number: 18/56, 2nd number: 5 1/4

18/56 + 21/4 is 39/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 4 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    18/56 = 18 × 1/56 × 1 = 18/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 14 = 56,
    21/4 = 21 × 14/4 × 14 = 294/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/56 + 294/56 = 18 + 294/56 = 312/56
  5. 312/56 simplified gives 39/7
  6. So, 18/56 + 21/4 = 39/7
    In mixed form: 54/7

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