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Add 36/14 and 42/21

1st number: 2 8/14, 2nd number: 2 0/21

36/14 + 42/21 is 32/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 21 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    36/14 = 36 × 3/14 × 3 = 108/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    42/21 = 42 × 2/21 × 2 = 84/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    108/42 + 84/42 = 108 + 84/42 = 192/42
  5. 192/42 simplified gives 32/7
  6. So, 36/14 + 42/21 = 32/7
    In mixed form: 44/7

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