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Add 42/28 and 1/72

1st number: 1 14/28, 2nd number: 1/72

42/28 + 1/72 is 109/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 72 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 18 = 504,
    42/28 = 42 × 18/28 × 18 = 756/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    1/72 = 1 × 7/72 × 7 = 7/504
  4. Add the two fractions:
    756/504 + 7/504 = 756 + 7/504 = 763/504
  5. 763/504 simplified gives 109/72
  6. So, 42/28 + 1/72 = 109/72
    In mixed form: 137/72

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