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Add 42/10 and 18/36

1st number: 4 2/10, 2nd number: 18/36

42/10 + 18/36 is 47/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 18 = 180,
    42/10 = 42 × 18/10 × 18 = 756/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    18/36 = 18 × 5/36 × 5 = 90/180
  4. Add the two fractions:
    756/180 + 90/180 = 756 + 90/180 = 846/180
  5. 846/180 simplified gives 47/10
  6. So, 42/10 + 18/36 = 47/10
    In mixed form: 47/10

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