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Add 35/18 and 84/72

1st number: 1 17/18, 2nd number: 1 12/72

35/18 + 84/72 is 28/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    35/18 = 35 × 4/18 × 4 = 140/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    84/72 = 84 × 1/72 × 1 = 84/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    140/72 + 84/72 = 140 + 84/72 = 224/72
  5. 224/72 simplified gives 28/9
  6. So, 35/18 + 84/72 = 28/9
    In mixed form: 31/9

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