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Add 54/36 and 70/42

1st number: 1 18/36, 2nd number: 1 28/42

54/36 + 70/42 is 19/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 42 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    54/36 = 54 × 7/36 × 7 = 378/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 6 = 252,
    70/42 = 70 × 6/42 × 6 = 420/252
  4. Add the two fractions:
    378/252 + 420/252 = 378 + 420/252 = 798/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/6
  6. In mixed form: 31/6

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