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Add 42/5 and 70/30

1st number: 8 2/5, 2nd number: 2 10/30

42/5 + 70/30 is 161/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    42/5 = 42 × 6/5 × 6 = 252/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    70/30 = 70 × 1/30 × 1 = 70/30
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/30 + 70/30 = 252 + 70/30 = 322/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 161/15
  6. In mixed form: 1011/15

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