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Add 72/30 and 8/18

1st number: 2 12/30, 2nd number: 8/18

72/30 + 8/18 is 128/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 3 = 90,
    72/30 = 72 × 3/30 × 3 = 216/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    8/18 = 8 × 5/18 × 5 = 40/90
  4. Add the two fractions:
    216/90 + 40/90 = 216 + 40/90 = 256/90
  5. 256/90 simplified gives 128/45
  6. So, 72/30 + 8/18 = 128/45
    In mixed form: 238/45

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