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Add 18/72 and 35/18

1st number: 18/72, 2nd number: 1 17/18

18/72 + 35/18 is 79/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 18 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    18/72 = 18 × 1/72 × 1 = 18/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    35/18 = 35 × 4/18 × 4 = 140/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/72 + 140/72 = 18 + 140/72 = 158/72
  5. 158/72 simplified gives 79/36
  6. So, 18/72 + 35/18 = 79/36
    In mixed form: 27/36

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