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Add 18/9 and 30/8

1st number: 2 0/9, 2nd number: 3 6/8

18/9 + 30/8 is 23/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    18/9 = 18 × 8/9 × 8 = 144/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    30/8 = 30 × 9/8 × 9 = 270/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/72 + 270/72 = 144 + 270/72 = 414/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/4
  6. In mixed form: 53/4

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