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Add 18/8 and 16/40

1st number: 2 2/8, 2nd number: 16/40

18/8 + 16/40 is 53/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    18/8 = 18 × 5/8 × 5 = 90/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    16/40 = 16 × 1/40 × 1 = 16/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/40 + 16/40 = 90 + 16/40 = 106/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 53/20
  6. In mixed form: 213/20

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