Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 72/36 and 27/18

1st number: 2 0/36, 2nd number: 1 9/18

72/36 + 27/18 is 7/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    72/36 = 72 × 1/36 × 1 = 72/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    27/18 = 27 × 2/18 × 2 = 54/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/36 + 54/36 = 72 + 54/36 = 126/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/2
  6. In mixed form: 31/2

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com