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Add 21/8 and 56/30

1st number: 2 5/8, 2nd number: 1 26/30

21/8 + 56/30 is 539/120.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 30 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    21/8 = 21 × 15/8 × 15 = 315/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    56/30 = 56 × 4/30 × 4 = 224/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    315/120 + 224/120 = 315 + 224/120 = 539/120
  5. In mixed form: 459/120

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