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Add 21/2 and 70/24

1st number: 10 1/2, 2nd number: 2 22/24

21/2 + 70/24 is 161/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,
    21/2 = 21 × 12/2 × 12 = 252/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    70/24 = 70 × 1/24 × 1 = 70/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/24 + 70/24 = 252 + 70/24 = 322/24
  5. 322/24 simplified gives 161/12
  6. So, 21/2 + 70/24 = 161/12
    In mixed form: 135/12

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