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Add 72/5 and 70/18

1st number: 14 2/5, 2nd number: 3 16/18

72/5 + 70/18 is 823/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 18 = 90,
    72/5 = 72 × 18/5 × 18 = 1296/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    70/18 = 70 × 5/18 × 5 = 350/90
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1296/90 + 350/90 = 1296 + 350/90 = 1646/90
  5. 1646/90 simplified gives 823/45
  6. So, 72/5 + 70/18 = 823/45
    In mixed form: 1813/45

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