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Add 18/8 and 42/28

1st number: 2 2/8, 2nd number: 1 14/28

18/8 + 42/28 is 15/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 28 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    18/8 = 18 × 7/8 × 7 = 126/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 2 = 56,
    42/28 = 42 × 2/28 × 2 = 84/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/56 + 84/56 = 126 + 84/56 = 210/56
  5. 210/56 simplified gives 15/4
  6. So, 18/8 + 42/28 = 15/4
    In mixed form: 33/4

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