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Add 40/18 and 81/24

1st number: 2 4/18, 2nd number: 3 9/24

40/18 + 81/24 is 403/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    40/18 = 40 × 4/18 × 4 = 160/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    81/24 = 81 × 3/24 × 3 = 243/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/72 + 243/72 = 160 + 243/72 = 403/72
  5. In mixed form: 543/72

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