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Add 72/18 and 27/72

1st number: 4 0/18, 2nd number: 27/72

72/18 + 27/72 is 35/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    72/18 = 72 × 4/18 × 4 = 288/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    27/72 = 27 × 1/72 × 1 = 27/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    288/72 + 27/72 = 288 + 27/72 = 315/72
  5. 315/72 simplified gives 35/8
  6. So, 72/18 + 27/72 = 35/8
    In mixed form: 43/8

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