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Add 45/18 and 40/7

1st number: 2 9/18, 2nd number: 5 5/7

45/18 + 40/7 is 115/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 7 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    45/18 = 45 × 7/18 × 7 = 315/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 18 = 126,
    40/7 = 40 × 18/7 × 18 = 720/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    315/126 + 720/126 = 315 + 720/126 = 1035/126
  5. 1035/126 simplified gives 115/14
  6. So, 45/18 + 40/7 = 115/14
    In mixed form: 83/14

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