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Add 70/18 and 12/8

1st number: 3 16/18, 2nd number: 1 4/8

70/18 + 12/8 is 97/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    70/18 = 70 × 4/18 × 4 = 280/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    12/8 = 12 × 9/8 × 9 = 108/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    280/72 + 108/72 = 280 + 108/72 = 388/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 97/18
  6. In mixed form: 57/18

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