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Add 30/8 and 40/18

1st number: 3 6/8, 2nd number: 2 4/18

30/8 + 40/18 is 215/36.

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,
    30/8 = 30 × 9/8 × 9 = 270/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    40/18 = 40 × 4/18 × 4 = 160/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    270/72 + 160/72 = 270 + 160/72 = 430/72
  5. 430/72 simplified gives 215/36
  6. So, 30/8 + 40/18 = 215/36
    In mixed form: 535/36

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