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Add 7/36 and 21/8

1st number: 7/36, 2nd number: 2 5/8

7/36 + 21/8 is 203/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    7/36 = 7 × 2/36 × 2 = 14/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    21/8 = 21 × 9/8 × 9 = 189/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    14/72 + 189/72 = 14 + 189/72 = 203/72
  5. In mixed form: 259/72

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