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Add 3/8 and 15/18

3/8 + 15/18 is 29/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 18 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    3/8 = 3 × 9/8 × 9 = 27/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    15/18 = 15 × 4/18 × 4 = 60/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    27/72 + 60/72 = 27 + 60/72 = 87/72
  5. 87/72 simplified gives 29/24
  6. So, 3/8 + 15/18 = 29/24
    In mixed form: 15/24

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