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Add 70/72 and 5/70

70/72 + 5/70 is 263/252.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 70 is 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 35 = 2520,
    70/72 = 70 × 35/72 × 35 = 2450/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 36 = 2520,
    5/70 = 5 × 36/70 × 36 = 180/2520
  4. Add the two fractions:
    2450/2520 + 180/2520 = 2450 + 180/2520 = 2630/2520
  5. 2630/2520 simplified gives 263/252
  6. So, 70/72 + 5/70 = 263/252
    In mixed form: 111/252

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