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Add 70/18 and 24/42

1st number: 3 16/18, 2nd number: 24/42

70/18 + 24/42 is 281/63.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 42 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    70/18 = 70 × 7/18 × 7 = 490/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    24/42 = 24 × 3/42 × 3 = 72/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    490/126 + 72/126 = 490 + 72/126 = 562/126
  5. 562/126 simplified gives 281/63
  6. So, 70/18 + 24/42 = 281/63
    In mixed form: 429/63

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