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Add 36/98 and 42/80

36/98 + 42/80 is 1749/1960.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 80 is 3920
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 40 = 3920,
    36/98 = 36 × 40/98 × 40 = 1440/3920
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 49 = 3920,
    42/80 = 42 × 49/80 × 49 = 2058/3920
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1440/3920 + 2058/3920 = 1440 + 2058/3920 = 3498/3920
  5. 3498/3920 simplified gives 1749/1960
  6. So, 36/98 + 42/80 = 1749/1960

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