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Add 7/14 and 21/8

1st number: 7/14, 2nd number: 2 5/8

7/14 + 21/8 is 25/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    7/14 = 7 × 4/14 × 4 = 28/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    21/8 = 21 × 7/8 × 7 = 147/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    28/56 + 147/56 = 28 + 147/56 = 175/56
  5. 175/56 simplified gives 25/8
  6. So, 7/14 + 21/8 = 25/8
    In mixed form: 31/8

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