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Add 30/6 and 18/72

1st number: 5 0/6, 2nd number: 18/72

30/6 + 18/72 is 21/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 12 = 72,
    30/6 = 30 × 12/6 × 12 = 360/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    18/72 = 18 × 1/72 × 1 = 18/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    360/72 + 18/72 = 360 + 18/72 = 378/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 21/4
  6. In mixed form: 51/4

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