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Add 21/8 and 5/35

1st number: 2 5/8, 2nd number: 5/35

21/8 + 5/35 is 155/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 35 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    21/8 = 21 × 35/8 × 35 = 735/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    5/35 = 5 × 8/35 × 8 = 40/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    735/280 + 40/280 = 735 + 40/280 = 775/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 155/56
  6. In mixed form: 243/56

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