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Add 36/20 and 45/56

1st number: 1 16/20, 2nd number: 45/56

36/20 + 45/56 is 729/280.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 14 = 280,
    36/20 = 36 × 14/20 × 14 = 504/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    45/56 = 45 × 5/56 × 5 = 225/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/280 + 225/280 = 504 + 225/280 = 729/280
  5. In mixed form: 2169/280

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