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Add 70/18 and 45/48

1st number: 3 16/18, 2nd number: 45/48

70/18 + 45/48 is 695/144.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    70/18 = 70 × 8/18 × 8 = 560/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    45/48 = 45 × 3/48 × 3 = 135/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    560/144 + 135/144 = 560 + 135/144 = 695/144
  5. So, 70/18 + 45/48 = 695/144
    In mixed form: 4119/144

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