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Add 25/18 and 42/16

1st number: 1 7/18, 2nd number: 2 10/16

25/18 + 42/16 is 289/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    25/18 = 25 × 8/18 × 8 = 200/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    42/16 = 42 × 9/16 × 9 = 378/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/144 + 378/144 = 200 + 378/144 = 578/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 289/72
  6. In mixed form: 41/72

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