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Add 42/18 and 63/8

1st number: 2 6/18, 2nd number: 7 7/8

42/18 + 63/8 is 245/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    42/18 = 42 × 4/18 × 4 = 168/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    63/8 = 63 × 9/8 × 9 = 567/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    168/72 + 567/72 = 168 + 567/72 = 735/72
  5. 735/72 simplified gives 245/24
  6. So, 42/18 + 63/8 = 245/24
    In mixed form: 105/24

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