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Add 20/18 and 7/72

1st number: 1 2/18, 2nd number: 7/72

20/18 + 7/72 is 29/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    20/18 = 20 × 4/18 × 4 = 80/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    7/72 = 7 × 1/72 × 1 = 7/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/72 + 7/72 = 80 + 7/72 = 87/72
  5. 87/72 simplified gives 29/24
  6. So, 20/18 + 7/72 = 29/24
    In mixed form: 15/24

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