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Add 20/9 and 70/72

1st number: 2 2/9, 2nd number: 70/72

20/9 + 70/72 is 115/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    20/9 = 20 × 8/9 × 8 = 160/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    70/72 = 70 × 1/72 × 1 = 70/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/72 + 70/72 = 160 + 70/72 = 230/72
  5. 230/72 simplified gives 115/36
  6. So, 20/9 + 70/72 = 115/36
    In mixed form: 37/36

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