Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Add fractions

Add 30/2 and 42/18

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 2 6/18

30/2 + 42/18 is 52/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    30/2 = 30 × 9/2 × 9 = 270/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    42/18 = 42 × 1/18 × 1 = 42/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    270/18 + 42/18 = 270 + 42/18 = 312/18
  5. 312/18 simplified gives 52/3
  6. So, 30/2 + 42/18 = 52/3
    In mixed form: 171/3

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com