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Add 42/2 and 10/8

1st number: 21 0/2, 2nd number: 1 2/8

42/2 + 10/8 is 89/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 4 = 8,
    42/2 = 42 × 4/2 × 4 = 168/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    10/8 = 10 × 1/8 × 1 = 10/8
  4. Add the two fractions:
    168/8 + 10/8 = 168 + 10/8 = 178/8
  5. 178/8 simplified gives 89/4
  6. So, 42/2 + 10/8 = 89/4
    In mixed form: 221/4

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