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Add 5/2 and 5/36

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 5/36

5/2 + 5/36 is 95/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 18 = 36,
    5/2 = 5 × 18/2 × 18 = 90/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    5/36 = 5 × 1/36 × 1 = 5/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/36 + 5/36 = 90 + 5/36 = 95/36
  5. In mixed form: 223/36

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